DIY- Scrapbook

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you will need:

Scrap paper

Scissors

Needle

Thread

Ruler

Pen/Pencil

Washi Tape

1. PREPARE PAGES

Begin by trimming 20 sheets of scrap paper down to A5 size. Fold the individual sheets of paper into half.

2. CREATE SIGNATURES

Divide and stack the papers into 4 groups called signatures. Each signature should contains 5 sheets.

4. MAKE BOOK COVER

Now in order to create your book cover you will need card paper. I chose a polka dot printed card measuring 25cm x 17cm. Using the book cover guide  mark and fold along the dotted lines. Please note: I lined the inside of the cover with a plain sheet of paper to make it sturdy.

4. PIERCE PAGE HOLES

Using one of the folded sheet of paper as a template measure and mark holes that will be used to sew the signatures together. There will be 3 holes in each signature. Pierce a hole onto the inside of the fold crease at 4cm, 7.5cm and 11cm. Do the same for all the sheets.

5. ALIGN PAGES TO BOOK COVER

Now to prepare the book cover for the binding process. Draw 4 lines down the inside of the book spine at roughly 6mm, 12mm, 18mm and 24 mm. The line marks where each signature will be sown.

6.PIERCE BOOK COVER HOLES

Using a pierced sheet from the previous step, align, mark and pierce the signature holes into the cover ready for all four signatures

7.SEW SIGNATURES TO BOOK COVER

With your thread and needle ready, grab a signature and thread through the top hole first ensuring you sew through the individual pages and into the book cover.

8. SECURE SIGNATURES

Now sew through into the middle hole this time from the outside of the book cover through to the inside carefully sewing each page together. Continue and sew into the final hole creating a number 8. Once the signature is secured in place tie a tight knot and repeat the step for the other signatures.

The final step is to decorate your scrapbook , I made particular scrapbook as a gift to my 10 year old niece.

Happy Scapbooking Lovelies!

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