I have been meaning to learn how to do book binding for some time now and finally finished my first journal! I was inspired when I found the two pieces of cardboard that had the recycle symbol printed on them. I covered the inside and spine with newspaper to hold the cover together. For the inside I hand sewed 100 pages and added some office supplies I found in my basement for holding things. What I always didn't like about journals that I bought was that I never had any place to put loose pieces of paper and things. So, I put it all together and glued it in. It's not the best, but I really like it.
The front. The recycle symbol was printed on the cardboard when I found it.
Inside. First Page
First, I cut a manila folder down to size and added a pocket to it. Inside the folder I put blue paper. I think I'll put stickers on it.
I also took some envelopes and sewed them together to hold concert tickets/train tickets/whatever.
Last I had a mailer that I cut down and fitted and added legal sheets.
Thanks for looking!