I am slowly trying to use up my craft stash. Over time I have acquired so much paper, fabric, glue, paints, oh my goodness the list goes on and on. Basically, I need to do more projects and make more things. But I want to make things that are useful as well as cute. That’s where these cute little notebooks come in. My wonderful mom had bought me a box of Marimekko fabric odds and ends, many, many years ago. I even wrote a post about it quite a few years ago.
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- 1 sheet cardstock
- 12 sheets copy paper
- spray adhesive
- Fray Check
Take the cardstock and cut it in half so it is 8.5 x 5.5. With the copy paper cut a half an inch off the top and a side of the sheets.Then cut the sheets in half so they measure out to 8.25 x 5.25. I fold each sheet individually so that my folds are perfect.
Take the Fray Check and run it down the edge of the cover. I made a couple of the covers with smooth edges. One cut with pinking shears and one with an intentionally frayed edge. The one with the frayed edge, I ripped the fabric to the approximate size prior to gluing on the notebook.
After the notebooks are finished. I put them under a couple heavy books for a few hours while the adhesive cured and so they would lay flat when closed.