Yahoo! My first Ible'! here's what you'll need for this Instructable...
1). Sharp utensils of stabbing and cutting (scissors and awls, and a fairly large needle)
2). Paper: it should be not too heavy because this is a small sketchbook
3). Leather: color and thickness don't matter too much
4). Wax thread, but embroidery thread should work
5). Hot glue gun (and glue)
6). A straight edge for ripping paper and some cardboard
whew! now let's get started!
Step 1: Rip Paper
Figure out what size you want your sketch book and rip, or cut, though the ripped edge gives it an artsy look, to that size using the straight edge. What I did was to measure, fold, then use the straight edge to rip along the folds. I ripped the paper into 12 pieces the same size. They should be able to be folded in half (long ways) to the size you want your finished sketchbook.