30 December 2014

DIY: Geometric Embroidered Notebook

I love stationery and I'm definitely not alone. For the first DIY blog post, here's a tutorial for an embroidered notebook. Great for gifts, going back to school or university, or satisfying your own stationery addiction. Best of all, it's super easy.

  • Notebook
  • Needle
  • Pencil
  • Scissors 
  • Thread
  • Template


Carefully pierce holes through your printed template where the lines meet so you can mark these points onto the cover of your notebook. Finding a good template is fairly straightforward - think of an image you would like then type it into google images with 'geometric' in front of it. Something is bound to turn up! Make sure the template you pick only has straight lines, no curves as you won't be able to embroider them. You could also draw your own pattern with a pencil and ruler if you want a geometric pattern rather than an image.


Place the template onto the front cover of the notebook in the position you want it and use a pencil to mark the points where the lines meet onto the front of your notebook through the holes in your template. This was the point at which I began to think I might have picked an overly ambitious template for my project, oops!


Next carefully pierce holes through the points you've marked on the cover with your needle so you can thread through them. Use a needle size that matches the thickness of your thread. The gold thread I used is quite thick and I had to sew through each hole more than once so I used a large quilting needle.


All that's left to do is to cut some thread, thread your needle and start sewing! Materials you could use include embroidery thread, yarn, ribbon, string or thin rope. A notebook with a sturdy cardboard cover works best for this DIY. 


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  2. Where do you get the solid color cardboard cover notebooks? Maybe it's just me, but I can't find them anywhere.

    1. If you can't find one, why not paint it black...or any other color?