Make a notebook from a brown paper bag

Brittany Watson Jepsen shows you how to hand-bind a notebook from a brown paper bag and any kind of interior paper you'd like to use for the inside pages.

5 minute bookbinding (Via CRAFT)

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  1. You can get a padding compound...a type of glue that's can the edges of scraps of paper into pads.

    http://lifehacker.com/5975531/make-custom-notepads-with-padding-compound

    One place I worked--this was a 'make work' thing during slow days and we'd use the paper cutter to cut up scrap paper into sizes and make note sized pads.

    People also use this to make pads of fresh dollar bills to pull off for tips or give a pad of bills for a gift.

  2. Oh, that would be a risky move: Does Moleskine have enough Moleskine cred to go up against an artisinal notebook that is functional, personalized, and an authentic expression of the ambient material culture of its owner?

    I sense a brutal no-holds-barred throwdown outside an independent coffeehouse in the immediate future...

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