DIY Saddle Stitch Notebooks

Saturday February 14, 2015 Written by Kane

As any seasoned scribbler can attest, most exercise books are either too daggy or too nice. You’ve got your run-of-the-mill pad for taking notes in dreary lectures, and you’ve got your high-end leather-bound journal, whose artisanally pulped pages look too good to sully with a pen. The twain, it seems, rarely meets

What you need is a robust, saddle-stitched field notebook. Something to slide into the rear pocket of worn denim as you close your door behind you and head into the outside world. Something you can make yourself.

This how-to video shows you how to create your own handy small-form notebooks. Perfect for recording your maps, diagrams, wildlife sketches or scraps of poetry in just the right amount of style.