How to Make a Notebook

Thursday, May 11, 2017

If you're a fountain pen lover, besides having the difficulty to choose an ink, is the difficulty to find a notebook of your taste. A notebook that isn't too thin that would result to bleeding of inks, a notebook that you can write freely at the back no matter how wet the pen is, a notebook that is cheap and a notebook that you can get anywhere.

But that is not always the case. So I decided to make my own notebooks. I had so many loose bonds of paper of about 150 gsm and more. Here is a step-by-step photo of how we made the notebooks.

This is the loose bonds of paper. I grouped about 10 sheets and stacked them. I folded them in half and cut them.

I then folded them again in half. 

My assistant then patiently stacked them ready to be stapled together. Do not forget to include a thicker paper on the outside which would serve as your cover. Choose a paper with designs that you would want to stare at for long periods of time.

Staple them together using this kind of a stapler so that you won't need to fold the edges just to get to the center.

Make sure that the papers are all aligned. If they are not, you can always cut them straight using a cutter and a ruler or a paper cutter if you have one.

Now cut the corner of the paper using the cutter on the right. It would give you rounded edges.

The final product!

We made two sizes. One was made out of a short bond of paper, while the other one was made from a legal sized paper. 

We hope this blog has helped you. Care to share any crafts? Please leave a comment at the bottom.