Friday, July 27, 2012

DIY Notebook + GIVEAWAY!

These notebooks are the perfect size to keep in your purse or on your desk.  They'd also make a great gift.  Isn't your sister's birthday coming up?



Items you'll need:




-Ruler
-Thread
-Sewing Machine
-Paper cutter


To make one notebook you will need to cut one 3x12 strip of paper for the cover of the notebook and four strips of white paper (also 3x12) for the inside pages of the notebook.


Fold all of the strips of paper in half.  It's best if you fold them each individually instead of all at the same time.  Sew the stack of paper together along the middle crease with a sewing machine.  I set my sewing machine to a medium straight stitch.  Be sure to do some back stitching on the ends so that the thread doesn't come undone.  


And there you have it, an adorable handmade notebook!  

Happy Crafting!
-Christal from MUSTARD ME YELLOW

Thank you so much Christal! We loved all the creative ideas you shared this week and look forward to keeping up on your latest projects on your blog, MUSTARD ME YELLOW.


Would you like to win some of the lovely Desert Springs product Christal used for these sweet little notebooks? To enter the GIVEAWAY just leave a comment on or before Sunday, July 29th. For up to 4 additional entries, leave a comment on any or all of her other guest posts this week.

23 comments:

wahine12 said...

love this! i'm going to try and make these tonight! (before the olympics opening ceremony!)

Bethany Becker said...

What a cute project. I make have my students make these! Thanks for the amazing idea!

Laurie T said...

Luv these! and sew easy to make, I must try some!

Lucy said...

My birthday will be coming up before my sister's ;-) so I'll make one for myself first. I always have to have paper in pen/pencil in every room, in my car, in every purse. Bright ideas strike at the oddest times. Thanks for the great tutorial.

connie said...

what a cute project! Enjoyed all projects this week.

Nicole Doiron said...

Very cute notebook! Thanks for the tutorial! I would love to win these adorable products! Thanks for the chance!

Lori said...

Cute!
Llohmeyer@graniteschools.org

Megan Smith (aka Daisymeh) said...

These are super cute! Thanks for sharing!

alisa logue said...

Great work Christal! Love the colors and versatility of Destert Springs collection! -Alisa

brenlubrant said...

This project is really nice because it is appropriate for so many different occassions. I would love to make some of these for a church bazzar coming up soon.

JPScraps said...

The notebooks are such a fun idea!

Michelle R said...

The Desert Springs paper is fantastic. I love the idea of the notebooks.Every Christmas I make a small gift for my work colleagues. I need not look any further for inspiration! Thanks!

МД в картинках said...

Nice patterns=)

Ange said...

What a fun idea! Love it!!

Kimisue said...

What a great project

Samantha T. said...

Very fun and easy idea! Thanks for sharing

Aimee Kidd said...

These are so cute and fast to make! Would make a great gift for anyone!

marisa said...

Great quick idea! Love it!

Jenny McGee said...

Great project. Thanks for a chance to win. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Great project. Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

Great idea! Thanks for the give away!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Natalie said...

These make great gifts for lots of different things.

jengd said...

Such a cute and easy versatile project!

 

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