How to Make a Pocketed Booklet

How to Make a Pocketed Booklet

Earlier this week I posted a link to papierdesign.de, which offers some very good videos demonstrating the process of book binding. One of the featured projects is called ‘Booklet with Pocket’. It’s a sweet little thing, and it’s perfect for the person new to book binding because you don't need any special supplies. The only problem is, there isn’t a template for the cover of the booklet. Because I do enjoy a crafty challenge, I grabbed a pencil and paper and made one of my own. After a few prototypes, I had a workable template. After that, I was good to go.

To make a pocketed booklet of your own, you’ll need:

  • an 8 ½" by 11" piece of cardstock (heavy, but not back-of-a-spiral-notebook heavy, if you get my drift)
  • 2 to 3 sheets of 8 ½" x 11" copy paper (we’ll be cutting these down to 5 ½" x 8 ½")
  • a needle and heavy thread (I used something I had on hand--Coats Dual Duty, 100% Polyester, which worked perfectly)
  • craft knife
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • cutting mat
  • this template to download 
  • optional embellishments of your choice (I used a big vintage-y rubber stamp to add a little interest to the front of my booklet)

To see the entire process, watch Papier Design’s video. It’s really easy, and after you make one, you just might want to make a dozen.

created at: 2009-03-06

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Lina on Dec 30, 2016:

None of the links work anymore, not the template and not the video link. Too bad, I really wanted to try this!

KB on Dec 16, 2014:

Where is the video found? When I clicked it it said the webpage could not be found. Can I get a link?

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