My sticker hoard is getting out of control! And paper fodder is everywhere! I already have two small binders to keep stickers in, but it’s not enough any more… It would be easy to buy another one and fill it with more plastic sleeves, but I am trying to limit my plastic purchasing. So I decided to make a pocket book instead After some trial and error I came up with this fun paper-fabric-hybrid book.
The pages are sturdy cardstock with more cardstock for pockets. Each page was cut in half and I added a fabric strip to each side. The fabric gave the pages some wiggle room and they work beautifully (before the pockets buckled horribly…).
Some random paper fodder and stickers were happy to volunteer for my photo shoot
Yes, the front and back covers have pockets too
A few pages have these higher bands to help keep tall things in place. And lots of different sizes and layered pockets.
And the rest of the pages ready to fill! Please forgive the picture overload
Everything was machine stitched in place and then I hand bound the pieces together. It came together much quicker than I thought after hitting my first big snag. And I love the feel of the fabric on the spine It’s quite scrappy right now with threads hanging out but I kinda like it so I might not trim them. This pocket book will probably be for random paper embellishments. I plan to make a few more now that I’ve made one (I still need at least one for stickers!)
Thanks for looking!
Here’s my tutorial too: Scrappy Pocket Book / Organizer *Tutorial