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I found a great tutorial over at Jen and Jake on how to make a hand-stitched notebook. It took me about 3 tries to get the method right. The trick is to only pre-fold the outer cover, not the inside pages, after the book is stitched THEN fold in half and put something heavy like Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts on it for a day or so to get it to lay flat.

I printed the covers 2-sided and there is a book plate on the inside front cover. The notebooks are 40 pages (front and back). Once I have perfected my hole punching and stitching skills, I’ll add notebooks like these to the shop.The best part of this project was that I needed a tapestry needle and, somehow, I had a whole package of them in my sewing stash that I do not even remember…

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