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Topic: Sew three moleskine cahiers into one journal? Your feedback  (Read 871 times)
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fairydustwings
« on: January 15, 2007 11:18:40 PM »

Hi, I was wondering if I could get your feedback.  Do you think it would be possible to take the covers off of three moleskin cahiers and sewing them together into three signatures and making one big journal?  It would be so much cheaper than buying one small moleskine.  I got three cahiers off ebay for $6.50 including shipping. I just can't justify spending so much on a real moleskine I will fill up so quickly. Thanks so much!!
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antigone
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2007 05:46:42 AM »

Could you glue them together? And then perhaps add a nice "spine" made from bookbinding tape, fabric or scrapbooking paper?
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EowynUlysses
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2007 09:49:54 PM »

It would depend on how they are bound. If they are sewn, then it would probably work.
For me a big part of the appeal of a moleskine is that it lies flat. You'd have to do a proper Coptic stitch bind to get it to do that. If you don't care about lying flat, then go for it!
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2007 12:18:23 PM »

Do you think it would be possible to keep the original stitches down the middle of each notebook in place and do some type of sewing at the ends to hold them together?
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EowynUlysses
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2007 08:14:11 PM »

That should work. I'd try to clip the notebooks together with clothespins or binder clips and then then just sew the thread of each book to the next. You can still make a cover as Daydreaming on Paper describes and attach it the same way.
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2007 05:01:37 AM »

You can check out my completed journal on the completed board.
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