1. Preparatory stage — aging of leaves. Take an ordinary office paper, soak it in strong tea (or coffee), dried, then smooths out sheets of iron. For Notepad A6 A4 cut in half (with the cutter you can do this pretty quickly). In Notepad will be 80 sheets, 40 leaves, folded in half (that is, 20 sheets A4, cut in half). These sheets to be bent and folded into «notebooks» on five sheets.


2. Take a dense sheets of watercolor paper — one of them will do delimiters. Solarium watercolor sheets as thin sheets. NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (2)

3. Bend sheets of watercolor in half. The inner side will later be glued together so that you get a single thick sheet separator.

NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (3) 4. Now you can unleash the imagination and decorate separators with two front sides. Inside out don’t pay attention. Of course, it is better to use as little bulk jewelry, Notepad should be easy to write.

NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (4) 5. Put together notebooks and dividers.

NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (5) 6. Really refreshing, top and bottom put two pieces of cardboard and hold down the block large clips for papers. On the back do the markup for stitching: using a ruler and pencil, divide the block into 7 parts, it turns out 6 strips-marks. Be sure to point mark was on each of the notebooks, these points will make Notepad. NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (6) NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (7) 7. Start stitching. If you make a notebook with dividers, and it is important for you, where is the beginning and where the end of the notebook, where the bottom-up, then start to sew with the latter, the bottom of the page. In normal notebooks, where all pages are the same, it doesn’t matter. Flip the future Notepad and take the top down (which in the end will be the bottom). In places the marking done by the needle holes.

NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (8) 8. Sew on marking the simplest seam forward of the needle, the tail of yarn left on the outside. NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (9)


9. Take a second notebook, similarly, make the holes in the markup, then enter the needle into the top mark.


10. Make one stitch, take the needle out. Engage the thread on the outside of the first stitch notebooks.

NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (11) 11. Similarly make the second stitch, again withdraw the needle and engage the first book, do the third stitch and bring the needle. NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (12) 12. Well pull the thread and link it with the left in the beginning tail. NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (13) 13. Take the third book (in this case the delimiter). Similarly, make a hole, sew, clinging to the previous notebook. The only difference is that in the end we assign the thread, as shown in the pictures. NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (14) 14. Thus stitched the entire Notepad, trying to pull the thread as best as possible, to notebooks did not move. NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (15) 15. In the end, the thread is fixed. Stitched block refreshing from the back side and clampable between two pieces of cardboard. NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (16) 16. Gently put the glue on the spine (much glue is not necessary, but all books must be well missed). Use glue «Time Crystal». Apply and distribute it with a piece of cardboard. NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (17) 17. How should we clamp the spine, making it by means of clamps. NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (18) 18. Until the block dries, let’s billet cover. The basis of cover for all notebooks are created according to the following scheme. Cut two pieces of cardboard binding, the size should be slightly larger than the pages allowances (for example, 4 mm) need to do the top, bottom and one side. From the side adjacent to the spine, the allowance is not needed here: the cover and the block will be joined by one line. To root use soft cardboard, which bends well NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (19) 19. For a soft cover will need a piece of wadding (cut better with a stock). Apply it to the cardboard blank and sew on the sewing machine. Sew from the inside. The extra padding of the cropping. NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (20) NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (21) 20. Cut a piece of fabric with a margin of 2 to 3 cm on all sides (here the cloth covers pre-sewn out of two pieces). Glue the cover cloth. NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (22) 21. Carefully glue the fabric on the inside. Use glue PVA». First, glue the top and bottom. NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (23) 22. Fold the corners and glued the sides. Barouski need gluing, bending the Notepad in the back, so as not to pull the fabric, otherwise Notepad will be hard to close. NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (24) NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (25) 23. Base cover finish. Remained decorate. NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (26) 24. Sew the straps.

NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (27) 25. Return to the block. The edges of the pad can not be cut, if you like that they are slightly uneven. You can slightly RUB the edges with sandpaper, this will align the pages, and at the same time will add a vintage effect. And you can trim exactly as you like. Do not hurt a bit to handle edge of the block distress ink. NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (28) 26. Create an imitation of capital to the spine looked neater. For this take a piece of surgical tape or lace and glued it to the back so that the edge a little bit played. Extra side edges of the trimmed and slightly promotive them with white glue so that the tape does not crumble. NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (29) 27. Cut the bookends of paper, it can be scrap paper, cardstock or watercolor paper. Do endpapers slightly larger than the page in Notepad (approximately 2 mm margins on three sides, except the side adjacent to the spine). On the flyleaf, you can sew or glue the pocket. Edge toneroom distress ink. NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (30) 28. Endpaper glued to the block. To do this, apply a thin line of glue «Time Crystal» along the spine on the first page of the notebook and the same strip along the fold on the sheet-the flyleaf. NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (31) 29. Glue on line for two flyleaf. This is an important point, bookends should stick very gently, carefully and firmly. Due to this, the unit will be attached to the cover. NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (32) 30. Now is the time to decorate the page dies, and glue the dividers (they’re still not glued). NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (33) NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (34) 31. The final chord. Glue the tab on the cover. NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (35) 32. Glue the block to the cover. For this purpose we use glue «Moment». First, spread glue on the second (rear) cover and endpaper glued. This edge of the cover adjacent to the spine must be aligned with the edge of the block. Carefully presses the flyleaf to cover, especially along the edges and along the spine. Now in the same way, glue the front, the front cover. Once again well ahead along the spine. Notepad ready NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (36) NOTEBOOK HANDMADE (37)

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