Step 7 - Fold the Notebook, done!

DIY // Printable Notebook

IMAGE COURTESY BY Bettina Johnson
IMAGE COURTESY BY Bettina Johnson

I just love little notebooks, especially colorful ones! I have one in my purse at all times, you never know when you need to write/draw something down while on the go. I tend to get creative when I am at the park with the kids, so while Jasmine plays I simply pull out my notebook and draw down my ideas before I forget them! 

A while back my little notebook filled up, and it is time to make a few new ones. So, while I am getting these little notebooks ready, I thought why not share how I make them!!!

Hope you enjoy!

IMAGE COURTESY BY Bettina Johnson
IMAGE COURTESY BY Bettina Johnson
IMAGE COURTESY BY Bettina Johnson
IMAGE COURTESY BY Bettina Johnson

Let’s get started, here is what you need:

  • Card stock Paper (white 110lb)
  • Regular paper (can also be colored, to give your notebook a little color to the inside)
  • 1/2″ inch x 12″ inch Ribbon, in your preferred color
  • Scissor or Rotary Paper Trimmer
  • Sewing machine + white sewing yarn
Step 1 - Print your templates
Step 1 – Print your templates

 Simply download one of the free templates, here and print them out! 

You can find the other templates in our OEH Shop

Step 2 - Cut out your front & back cover
Step 2 – Cut out your front & back cover
Step 3 - Mark the middle for easy folding at the end.
Step 3 – Mark the middle for easy folding at the end.
Step 4 - Cut out your inside paper
Step 4 – Cut out your inside paper
Step 5 - Sew the notebook together
Step 5 – Sew the notebook together, place a 12″ inch ribbon across the middle
Step 6 - Cut off the remaining sewing yarn
Step 6 – Cut off the remaining sewing yarn
Step 7 - Fold the Notebook, done!
Step 7 – Fold the Notebook, and you’re done!

7 Comments

  • Reply Melissa January 28, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    You are brilliant, this is the coolest DIY I have seen in a while. Thank you so much for sharing. I’ll be making these this weekend!

    • Reply Bettina Johnson January 28, 2014 at 7:32 pm

      Thank you so much for the compliment, you are such a sweetheart. Have fun making them!

  • Reply Lily January 28, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Love this Bettina. I swear, these notebooks are awesome. It looks easy, but I still think I need assistance.

    • Reply Bettina Johnson January 28, 2014 at 7:34 pm

      Hi Lily, let me know how I can assist you?

  • Reply Ann January 29, 2014 at 11:40 am

    So pretty! Thanks for the tute, Bettina.

    • Reply Bettina Johnson January 29, 2014 at 4:10 pm

      Thanks, glad you like them!

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