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booklets {tutorial}

    Do you need a simple project for an easter basket, party favor or something fun to jot down notes in?


    How about making one of these booklets.


    Here is what you’ll need:


    :: booklet template {download pink or orange at the end of the post}

    :: multiple sheets of text-weight paper

    :: sewing machine, paper cutter

    :: rubber stamps & ink to personalize

    STEP ONE: trim template to size {7 x 5}


    STEP TWO: cut filler paper to size {4.875 x 6.875}


    I stacked four sheets so when folded my booklets would have eight blank sheets. You could add as many or few as you’d like.

    You’ll have this:


    STEP THREE: fold the booklet cover and inside pages in half



    STEP FOUR: assemble the booklet


    STEP FIVE: stitch along the folded line using a straight stitch



    See? So simple.



    You can embellish the front however you like : I used my favorite letter stamps to personalize, but handwriting or stickers would also be darling.


    Add it to the easter basket along with colored pencils or crayons for a cute handmade sketchbook.


    You are welcome to use my templates:



    34 thoughts on “booklets {tutorial}”

    1. Hello! I tried this and while it looked super cute, when I stitched it together, the papers all cracked :(
      Any stitching tips? Or guidance at all?

      I don’t know much about the sewing machine, so any help will be great :)

    2. Would love to know where you got the adorable letter stamps! I am looking online for some and am curious about yours. What a great idea for personalizing all sorts of projects!

    3. Hope this suffices for entry into the giveaway as I found a link to like you on facebook and posted a comment on facebook but I’ll be danged if I can find a link to log on to facebook to enter the giveaway. I have a feeling this is futile also but will give it a try.

    4. I just made a couple of these for my girls. Absolutely great idea!! Two questions though: 1) the cardstock ended up being almost punched through with the holes from the sewing so I had to use tape to hold it together. What do you think I did wrong? Tension too tight? Needle too small? 2) I am in the “want to know where you bought the stamps” camp too. :D

    5. Hey there, I just was trying to comment on your new post – such a fabulous collection – but it won’t allow comments. It might just be me, but I wanted to make sure you knew!

    6. Hi Emily. I made your little books a couple of hours ago – they are so adorable. I’m going to use them as place markers at the kids table for Easter. I also have little glittered baskets in teal and purple and white chocolate rabbits to add to the mix. Now I’m off to find napkins with some yellow in them! Thanks so much for this wonderful addition. Everything you make is so very perfect!

    7. Great idea and the perfect touch for an Easter basket! How did you do the number stickers on your Easter buckets? They are great and would be nice on soooo many things!

    8. Love these little booklets. Just made a couple for two adorable little girls as part of a gift for a special Mommy/Daughter day. I love your blog and the tutorials…your blog is a daily stop for me! Thanks.

    9. as always, thank you for the awesome ideas! i too, had picked up colored pencils to go in the easter baskets (great minds link alike!) and now…I gotta make one of your lovely booklets!!!! Perfect!!!

    10. This is beyond amazing! I love the simplicity, but the finished product looks so beyond simple. I am really just blown away. Loving this. Pinned it and everything. Yay! Beautiful!

    11. I’ve already made four of these from what I had on hand :) I have similar letter stamps and put “pray.” on the front of mine. They are such perfect gifts for a variety of things. I will give a few with wedding gifts this summer. I usually get one item off the registry, one book I love (the five love languages) , and then one of these that they can write prayers with their spouse in. thank you for sharing your talents as always… such an inspiration :)

    12. I sit down at my desk every morning and after I’ve answered my work emails I mosey on over to your page. You are so talented and I enjoy seeing your creativity come alive. I’m learning to sew and you’re inspiring ideas are pushing me along. Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us.

    13. Emily, thank you for always being a constant inspiration. Your gifts are not only adorable, but so thoughtful. My baby is only 9 months old, but I’ve decided to make “Easter Buckets” for all of our nieces and nephews…..they will LOVE them. I am just starting to cut out the pieces for 10 bunnies now. What a gift you are to so many. My house has touches of “Emily” all over. Thank you again and God Bless!

    14. So darling. I’ll have to look for some rubber stamps like those – they seem like they would come in hand a lot. And I’m curious what printer you use that doesn’t make it quite a fortune to print out sweet things like this? Perhaps you mentioned it in another post – I’ll have to look. Thank you again for lovely inspiration.

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