This is my first attempt at making my own sketchbook from scratch!! I've been inspired by other posts on this board and thought how great it would be to have a book with lots of different kind of papers.
I got this old book at a clear-out in the library:
I used lots of different recycled papers, cut up life-drawings, print try-outs, user manuals, programmes from arts museums, envelopes from junk mail...et etc
I mainly used the great tutorial that rosered has posted http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=6496.0
, but used a sewing machine for the signatures, and then hand sewed them together using the sewing machine stitches.
Maybe it's just me, but I love this start of the book with all the different stamps from it's time in the library: