This is my first instructable so any helpful tips are appreciated. Just be nice :)
Step 1: What You Need
1 CD case
1 X-acto knife or scissors
1 hot glue gun
1 needle and thread
plain white "printer" paper
Step 2: Preparing the CD Case
After you've done that, remove any pictures or pamphlets that came with the CD so you just have a clear, empty CD case.
Step 3: Making Pages Pt. 1
repeat with however many pages you'd like your book to have. (remember, 1 sheet = 2 book pages.)
I used 7 sheets of paper, but you can use more if you like.
Step 4: Making Pages Pt. 2
The average height of a CD case is approx 4 1/2 inches. So, using your ruler, mark your pages 4 1/2 inches high, and draw a line straight across. use scissors or your X-acto knife to cut on your line. Repeat for all your folded pages, and set them aside.
Now you should have 7 (or however many you chose to use), 41/2" folded sheets of paper.
Make sure they fit your CD case by placing them inside your case. If they need trimming on the top or the side, do that before moving on to the next step.
Step 5: Making Pages Pt. 3
Using the middle crease as a guide, sew the pages together.
*you can use a pin to "pre-poke" your holes in the paper since the thickness makes it kinda hard to sew.
**I outlined the final product of the sewing in purple.
Step 6: Making Pages Pt. 4
Step 7: Finished!!
These make great gifts, especially if you have a lot of CD cases lying around :)