I’ve long been a fan of the plain little notebooks made by an Italian company called Moleskine.  They’re a blank slate inside and out (perfect for us artsy types) and come in various sizes, the smaller of which are perfect for throwing in your purse or glove box so you always have them handy.  They’re awesome, but that awesomeness comes at a price.  They aren’t ridiculously expensive, but for me (I prefer to purchase notebooks for 29 cents each at back-to-school time), they are more than I want to spend.  Feeling the same way, Josie from Fine & Feathered wrote a simple tutorial for making your own…  for free!  The most difficult part of the project is (brace yourself)…  sewing in a straight line.  Sounds tough, eh?  [how to make faux moleskine notebooks]

Project estimate:

  • Cereal box, on hand
  • Paper, on hand
  • Rounded corner punch (optional), on hand
  • Glue stick, on hand
  • Ruler, in hand
  • X-acto knife, on hand
  • Sewing machine, on hand

Total:  Free