Students creating this project will learn how to recycle/ reuse an old discarded book, how to use sewing (coptic/chain stitching) to link pages together, and how to create a sketchbook that is unique to them and that can be used for so many things!
Exacto Knife/ Box Cutter
Strong Thread/ Waxed Linen
Embroidery Needle or Curved Needle
Sharp Object (Seam Ripper, Safety Pin, Paper Clip, etc.)
Spray Adhesive or Rubber Cement
Paint or other art materials to decorate cover with
Step 1: Find a Book!
I found a bunch at an old book relief sale, but you can find them in your own house, at library sales, thrift stores, or garage sales.
Step 2: Cut Along Binding
Step 4: Measure Pages
My pages were 8 inches by 5.5 inches, so my new papers will be cut to 8 inches by 11 inches.
Step 5: Cut New Pages
Again, my papers are being cut to 8 inches by 11 inches because my old pages measured 8 inches by 5.5 inches.