My swag pile was depleted so I needed to make some more notebooks to giveaway. I feared that this would require a trip to Wal-mart with all three kids on a snow day. (Our last trip to the store required everyone to sit in timeout when we got home. I probably needed it the most. yikes. So I was not looking forward to another trip.)
So you can imagine my excitement and relief when I discovered the paper I thought I had used up was not gone. Whew!
I thought I’d share the instructions for making these little notebooks because they are fun, easy, and cute.
What you’ll need:
5 sheets of plain white paper
Cutting device (paper cutter, rotary cutter, or scissors, if you are awesome.)
Sewing machine with a leather or denim needle.
1. Cut the fun paper into a rectangle – 5 5/8″ x 8 5/8″. Fold in half.
2. Cut the white paper in half. 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. Put half sheets in one pile. Fold in half.
3. Insert white paper inside fun paper.
4. Sew down the fold. Refold the notebook and Tada! a notebook.
I’ve contemplated using fabric for the outside, but haven’t tried it yet. Now that I am actually out of fun paper, I may have to. For promotional purposes, I put a sticker on the front with my name, website, and tagline on it. I figure this is something that people will keep around for a little while.
If you would like a notebook, email me at joselynvaughn @ gmail.com with your snail mail address and I’ll drop one in the mail to you. Currently, I have the colors pictured below. If you have a color preference, let me know.