Hello Quill friends! Back-to-school is officially on the horizon for little ones and big ones alike. I know this because the seasonal aisle at Walmart is all backpacks and pencil cases nowadays.
Now that my academic years are (pretty much) over, I find myself looking back wistfully at all the new school supplies that I used to buy in preparation for the first day of school. Pens, pencils, rulers and notebooks—oh, how I loved the fresh start and feeling of promise that all those items imparted! I decided to revisit that fondness paper products by making my own little notebook.
I started by digging up a kit for a 3-hole pamphlet that the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG) sold at the Grimsby Wayzgoose this year. I’d been sitting on that little gem since April, so this was the perfect opportunity to finally put it to good use.
Step 1: Cut the paper.
Step 2: Fold.
Step 3: Make a template.
Step 4: Poke holes.
Step 5: Sew.
Step 6: Enjoy!
It took about half an hour all told to make my notebook. You could probably do it in half that time if you’re not a) going off script and adding extra stuff like I did and b) not trying to document the process in photos.
Thanks for following my adventures in notebook making. If you try your hand at the process, let me know how it goes. Otherwise, do visit the CBBAG website. They do some nifty stuff!