Free Journal Class

Learn some basic bookmaking skills while you create a fun washi tape journal! 


What you will need:


  • 10 pieces of letter size or A4 photocopier or printer paper
  • 1 letter, legal or A4 file folder (recycled is great)
  • 18" of waxed linen thread, embroidery floss or #5 pearl cotton
  • Double sided tape, such as Scor-Tape (optional)
  • Washi Tape* or other materials to decorate cover (optional)


  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Craft Knife
  • Bone folder or recycled gift or hotel key card
  • Bookbinding awl or needle pushed into a recycled cork
  • Punching cradle or recycled catalogue, styrofoam tray, piece of card board or kids foam.
  • Needle - bookbinding, embroidery or crewel needle that fits your thread
  • 2 clips, such as clothes pins, quilting or binder clips

*Washi tape by Tina Walker
*Washi tape by DeeDee Catron

Printable Directions

Want to Make More Books?

  • Check out all the free resources on my blog and YouTube channel.
  • Add your name to the waiting list for the Handmade Book Club. 
  • I would love to see your notebook. If you're on Instagram, please share with #washitapejournal and tag me @vintagepagedesigns