I also made the old calendar into a couple of little notebooks.
- I made them in a very similar way to the earring holders; the main difference is that I back the patterned paper on light card - the same thickness you'd use to make a greetings card is best. I just used a glue stick to attach the calendar page but a spray on adhesive would give an even and thorough coverage.
2. For the pages, I cut out lined paper from a very boring plain spiral bound notepad.
3. I had to experiment with how many pages of paper the sewing machine could cope with (again using the needle now devoted to sewing paper). I think about 20 is the absolutely maximum but the trick is to try a couple of millimetres of paper and if the needle doesn't push through not to force it. Just remove a few sheets until the needle can push through the sheets without too much effort.
4. I used a wide stitch again (remember too small a stitch and the paper will just tear). I sewed a straight stitch and then a zigzag for extra strength.
My new notebook is going to be used to jot down ideas for my blogs!
Have you seen my art blog?
For my second book I sewed lined paper on one side and left the other side free to decorate with another pattern.