The author does not claim originality due to the lack of such concept on the cosmic scale.
For making such a simple thing, the number of materials you need is little:
- cardboard with thickness 1.5-1.7 mm; when cutting, make allowances of 3-4 mm from three sides but for the top — and it is better to cut for 4-5 sets with a box cutter.
- a cutting mat or something unnecessary — put it under the cardboard you work with
Smoothen the sharp corners.
- any cover material for the cover: leatherette, felt, cotton (it needs fleece)
Prepare two pieces of the material, add 2 cm to each of four sides, mark the lines.
Apply and check if all looks accurate.
Mark new diagonal lines at the corners:
Repeat this line at 2-4 mm closer to the corner.
When you understanding how much should be cut off from each corner, do not hesitate to cut. Glue the cuts.
If you chose leatherette, felt or a dense material, glue it with PVA glue.
Apply glue with a very thin layer, help with a spatula.
Next, apply the cardboard exactly on the lines and press.
Now, glue the allowances.
Apply some glue to the corners.
Finish with the last side.
And glue a beautiful paper, it is 3-4 mm smaller. Glue the edges.
And it's time for a hole puncher. Before you start, practice on a sheet of paper of the same size. When making holes, make no mistakes.
Insert eyelets. Use a special tool or your hands, hammer and imagination to fix them. Hammer a bolt to bend the edges.
And punch sheets for the notebook. Be careful and accurate.
Thank you for your attention, wish you many creative notes!