Creating a Mixed-Paper Sketchbook
All levels | 3 min 50 sec
Mixed-Paper Sketchbook
A sketchbook featuring a range of fun and colorful papers makes the perfect background for on-the-go sketching, journaling or list making. Learn how to create a mixed-paper sketchbook by gathering together interesting papers and sewing them together with an easy pamphlet stitch. Pam Garrison also shows a few of her own mixed-paper sketchbooks, featuring solid-colored papers, patterned papers and pages on which she’s already drawn or painted.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Variety of papers cut to approximately the same size
  • Scissors
  • Sticky label (optional)
  • Waxed linen thread
  • Upholstery or book binding needle
  • Awl
  • File folder with metal fasteners
  • Rubber bands
  • Stapler 
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Class Reviews
914 users recommended this class to a friend
Janet Johnson
How perfectly simple and quick to make!' Great idea for an artistic last minute gift. I made my first one with a Get Well greeting card in the center as well as the cover. Decorative paper for the other pages.
February 28, 2023
Petra Perez-O'Brien
Great simple ideas for those who are interested in exploring bookbinding techniques.
January 28, 2023
Tamara Shacklett
It was easy to follow. I'd like to try it with my granddaughter.
January 6, 2023