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Handmade Notebook

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I go through notebooks more than any other adult I know. I am a total obsessive pen and paper writer. I'll admit it, I buy really hisptery notebooks too. Which for the materials they are made of, are grossly overpriced. So I decided to give it a shot using only things I had in my house. 

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Get some cardboard and some computer paper. I used the lid of the paper box. You could buy some new cardboard, but I could see a cereal box working very well. Make sure it's nothing too thick. 

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Fold the amount of paper you want in your notebook. I think mine used about 25 full sheets of paper, making 50 pages, 100 if you're counting both sides. Fold your paper in half  evenly, using a bone folder or you nails to really get a nice clean crease.  Stack papers with fold open on top of each other. 

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Cut and score your cardboard to fit your pages. 

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Using paper clips get everything centered. Stitch down the middle using a longer straight stitch on your machine. GO SLOW GUYS. You don't want to break a needle. 

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Admire your wiggly stitch line. 

Ta-da! a basically free notebook. If you're like me though you can't leave something simple well enough alone. So I did a bit of decorative stitching down the front.

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♥ Paige

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