I was tidying up my sewing room last week and came across a project that I made last year when I was going through my paint chip phase – the Paint Chart Notebook! What I love about these notebooks is that they are great little gifts and can be made up in lots of different colours and sizes.
Firstly, I cut the outside cover to the size I wanted. On some of the notebooks I made a pocket on the inside cover by sewing another piece of paint chart that was the same length as the outside cover but only a couple of inches wide. I clipped this in place using paperclips and sewed right around the perimeter of the cover.
To make the notebook pages, I cut some printer paper so that it was slightly smaller (about 1/4 inch) than the cover. I found I could sew through around 8 pages. I clipped them in place on the inside of the cover and sewed through the middle of the paper from top to bottom, through all layers.
Then I folded the notebook in half and added a sticker in a co-ordinating colour to the front of the notebook.
- use an old sewing machine needle as it blunts the needle.
- increase the stitch length and reduce the tension
Here are some other paint chip projects:
Posted by Lisa