I’ve generally been a sucker for stationery and over the most recent one year, I’ve purchased at any rate 20 note pads, if not more (indeed, I’m fixated!). I additionally love DIY ventures. So for the present post, I chose to join two of my preferred things and offer with you a DIY instructional exercise on the most proficient method to make note pads yourself. These DIY note pads are overly simple to make and take as meager as ten to fifteen minutes. What’s more, to top that, they’re very pocket inviting!
THINGS YOU’LL NEED:
- Printed covers (You can download them here or make your own)
- A4 size paper
- Embroidery thread
- Awl (or anything sharp and strong enough to make holes through a few sheets of paper)
- A pen
Align the printed cover and the A4 sized sheets together. I wanted to make a light notebook that I can carry around in my handbag so I just used 15 sheets of paper.
Fold them in half so as to form a crease in the center (you may want to fold them individually and then stack them together to get a neater fold).
Draw five to six evenly spaced dots along the spine of the notebook and use an awl to make holes through these dots.
Thread your needle, tie a knot at one end and take it through the first hole starting from inside the notebook.
Weave the thread starting from the top hole till the bottom hole following the steps below:
When it’s done, this is what the notebook looks like!
You might want to trim the edges to give it a neater look.
If you’re not too keen on stitching, you could also get them spiral bound at most stationery stores.
Here are a few of my DIY notebooks.
I altogether appreciated making these DIY note pads and found the entire procedure extremely helpful. Expecting this instructional exercise was useful and rouses you to make a couple of note pads yourself! I’d love to see them in the event that you give it a shot.