Sewn Booklet Project by Arounna Khounnoraj

Another great project from our friend Arounna at Bookhou.
This project is making simple and easy journals using batik papers from Nepal.
This project requires a sewing machine.  If you don’t have one, you can use a needle and book binding thread, however, it is advisable to pre-make holes using an awl. (these materials can be found at The Paper Place)

Sewn Book - what you need

Things you need:

-  Batik Nepalese paper (cut to 4.25 x 5.5 in.)
-  Paper for your pages (anything will do.  A great opportunity use up papers you may already have) –  cut this paper to 4 x 5.25in. I used 8 sheets in each book.
-  Sewing machine (or thread and needle)
-  Craft knife
-  Metal ruler
-  Cutting mat

Sewn Book - step 1

Step one:

Once the paper is cut to size, lay the pages inside the book cover and score down the middle with your finger.

Sewn Book - step 2

step 2-3:

Sew along the centre of the book – holding all the pieces together.  If you like, you can use a close pin to hold all the pieces together so that the pages don’t move.

Sewn Book - finished product

All done – make lots and give them to friends and family for sketching, note taking, journalling or for lists.

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