This is how we made our lesson books.
2 pieces of cardstock (for the cover)
25 pieces of plain white paper (for the inside if the book)
3 little paper clamps
crop-a-dile tool (to punch the holes)
- on one piece of cardstock… measure ¼” from edge with ruler. mark your dots every ½”. you can do this on whichever edge you want. we chose the long edge.
- put the paper together with the two pieces of cardstock on either side of the stack. clamp the three unmarked sides so the paper won’t slip while being punched. *leave the clamps on until you are done sewing the book together*
- punch the holes with a 1/8″ heavy duty hole puncher. I used a crop-a-dile tool (which I bought at JoAnn’s, using my 40% off coupon)
- sew through the holes using a blanket stitch
- remove clamps and decorate the cover!
what it should look like when you are punching the holes:
Allyson had a great time sewing her book together and taught Felicity how to do a blanket stitch.
Felicity is licking the end of the embroidery floss so she can rethread her needle. She sewed her book all by herself.
I wanted to point out how detailed Felicity is when she draws. She drew a unicorn with sparkles by it’s head and bunnies on the front. check out her name on the top middle section next to the spine of the book. she wrote her name in mirror image without looking at the other side. this isn’t the first time she’s written her name like that! (click on the picture to see the detail)