I may have mentioned my love for stationery a few times already, like here and here. I have a soft spot for anything paper, especially notebooks. The problem with this is that I think they're all far too pretty to use. Making my own might be the solution.
Things you'll need.
1. A stack of pretty papers, card stock or envelopes. I made my own pockets by taping two pieces of the card stock together.
2. A selection of washi tape.
Layout and trim all your pages. Don't forget to use card stock on the outside to act as a cover.
Line up the cover and first page. Stick down your strip of tape, remembering to leave a small gap between them so the pages have room to fold. The great thing about washi tape is it can be easily peeled back and repositioned if you make a mistake.
When adding the other pages I found the best way was to stick a strip of tape to your page, fold it over to make a hinge and press the next one on top. Keep going until you have as many pages or pockets as you want.
Remember to try and keep all your edges as straight as possible.
To make the spine of your notebook stick a third of the strip of washi tape to the edge of your bound pages, press down firmly , wrap around and press down again. Don't forget to trim the edges and you're all done.
Now to be brave and start filling it.