DIY Mini 8 Page Pocket Zine!




Here's a short little instructable showing you how to make a mini 8 page pocket zine, use it as a information booklet, instruction manual, whatever you want!

Materials Needed:
Paper 8 1/2" x 11

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Step 1: Download the Word Template

You can either make your own or download the template at Zine Template You can also do this on a blank piece of paper to see how it will turn out yourself before writing everything up.

Once you have that take your piece of paper and fold it in half

Step 2: More Folding

Now open it back up and fold each half to the center, so your paper is folded in quarters

Step 3: Lots of Folding!

Now take it and fold it in half again, so you have 1 strip

Step 4: Yep! Folding Again!

Now take it and fold it in half lengthwise

Step 5: Cutting

Unfold it, all the way and then fold it in half again like the first step make a cut through the backside of the paper halfway up. (you will have creases from your folds in the paper to guide you

Step 6: Completing

Now take it with the text on the outside and bring the edges of the cut sides together to form a cross, and then continue and fold into a little book

Step 7: Done!

Thats it, you're all done! Your Zine should have 8 pages (including covers) and should look something like this!



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    14 Discussions


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Just kuzz hornbadoing couldn't figure it out.... No body else had a problem.. Anyway, I need to figure out how to get my printer to print with no margins, I know it can!


    11 years ago on Introduction

    this is cool, and i have made it but i just can't get the rotten print out right either i get it upside down or on rong sides but just not right.... i must be really lame :)


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I'm sorry, I don't have openoffice to test or make you a template, however you can use the link below to pocketmod, (didn't know the site existed) Or you can just create a full page table, 4 rows, 2 columns, and then each box needs to have the text rotated either right or left


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah I found it easier to use the PDFtoPocketmod app instead it takes an 8 page PDF and makes into a pocketmod/minizine :) Makes the layout and creation of each page allot easier. but your template has more of DIY feel to it though.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    That's really simple.. and a lot more useful than those birthday card foldings. Nice!


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Hehe! Sometimes the best things are simple, yet effective. Nice DIY!


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Cool! Liked the video. I would invest in a little nicer mic if you continue to make videos. Other than that great!

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