Step 1: Materials tools and dimensions
I was trying to do this project the fastest, cheapest and easiest way possible, so this is not a professional bookbinding instructable per se.
The main material is "recycled" paper 60gr.. (I collect pieces of good paper cut outs of architectural drawings)
I also collect pieces of cardboard for the cover boards
waxed thread or dental floss (this one is very handy and cheap, but i wouldn't recommend reusing ;))
Pencils and a ruler
Small drill or hole puncher for paper
The Dimensions of the Moleskine Pocket size: 9 x 14 cm (3ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ½ x 5ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ½") , I did mine of 3.75" x 5.5", don't ask me why.
I folded 4 pieces of paper in half and I cut them to the dimensions above and I got 8 pages, I did 13 pieces to get 104 pages the Moleskine sketchpad has 100.
Step 2: Sewing and final touch
I use cheap dental floss as my waxed thread, easy.
Later I cut the cover board out of a piece of thin cardboard, 1/8" larger than the paper dimensions and 1/2" in the middle for the thickness of the stack.
As I mention before this is not a course on Bookbinding, so I did three very primitive sewings thru the holes tighten the stack as much as I could with the cover on and that was all.
With black gaffer tape, (which I prefer over duct tape) I tape the "backbone" which is the thickness of the stack of paper and the covers, to hide the stitches and the threads, also as a reinforcement of the back and as a final stylish touch.