Ever wanted a unique sketchbook project for your high schoolers? A new journal for yourself? A gift for a family member or friend? All without spending a lot of money? Then this project is for you!!
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!
Find an old 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.