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Make your own book in any color you want
I had all of these supplies at my home already so it made for a really easy project

Posted by Adaline from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See Adaline's 2 projects »
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  • How to make a bound book. Make Your Own Book - Step 1
    Step 1

    Fold all of your plain 8 1/2 by 11 inch pieces of paper in half and also fold the colored paper. (if the design is only on one side put the design facing in) Put one inside the other, like a book.

    Sew in two spots, about and inch and half from the top and bottom (the black lines in the photo)

  • How to make a bound book. Make Your Own Book - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut two pieces of cardboard each about 6 1/2 inches by 9 1/4 inches and tape together leaving about a 1/4 in space in the middle

  • How to make a bound book. Make Your Own Book - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut the fabric 16 inches by 12 inches and use your fabric glue to glue the cardboard to the center of the fabric

  • How to make a bound book. Make Your Own Book - Step 4
    Step 4

    First fold the corners and glue to the cardboard and you can reinforce it with the tape

  • How to make a bound book. Make Your Own Book - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fold over and glue the rest of the sides to the cardboard

    Take your ribbon (i just used strips of fabric) and cut two 6 inch pieces and tape towards the edge, as shown, so you will be able to tie your book closed

  • How to make a bound book. Make Your Own Book - Step 6
    Step 6

    Line up the folded crease of the papers with the space between the cardboard

    Glue your fancy or colored paper (or if you just want white you can glue the end pages) to the fabric covering up all of the cardboard and tape

  • How to make a bound book. Make Your Own Book - Step 7
    Step 7

    Let it dry and you have your book!

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GaKarma
GaKarma
Adaline - very nice book. Using fabric is a really nice touch.

Altered Angel - To answer your question -
All the pages that you sewed together (in Step 1) are attached to the cover when you glue the first page to the inside front of the book and the last page to the back of the book (in Step 6). Hope that helps.
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Altered Angel
Altered Angel · 1 project
I'm so sorry to be the dumb person, but this is a great project and I'd love to try it. I don't know anything about making books (which will be obvious!) but I got lost at putting the pages in? How do you attach them to the cover? Sorry :/
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Creativemind
Creativemind · Tuscaloosa, Alabama, US · 116 projects
I too made something similar; different materials for the cover (foam core) and I added a spine. I'm going to try making with lines on the pages, may just use regular notebook paper. Hmmmm
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Lili Elza
Lili Elza · Ipswich, England, GB · 8 projects
Great!Thanks I'm gonna try it todayHappy
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1426 projects
Great how-to, thanks for sharing!
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Jackie B.
Jackie B. · São Paulo, State of Mato Grosso, BR
I loved it (L)

I used to make books in a similar way, too. But your way seens so easy. I'll try for sure!
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Kalli
Kalli · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 13 projects
Kind of ironic. I did something like that last night, but in my own version I suppose. Mine only had one difference, it had a middle section because I put in 200 sheets of paper. It's always fun to make books lol.
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Sugarlishes
Sugarlishes · Fort Hood, Texas, US · 136 projects
I agree with tara, this is the simplest version ever and I am going to try this for sure!! Happy
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CO + K User

That's the simplist version I've seen. Thankyou, now I can actually make one. It looks very nice by the way.=)
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CO + K User

That's the simplist version I've seen. Thankyou, now I can actually make one. It looks very nice by the way.=)
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