Cereal Box Pocket Notebook with Sewing Machine DIY

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Cereal Box Pocket Notebook with Sewing Machine DIY

I love making notebooks! This notebook DIY is super simple using a cereal box, paper and the sewing machine. This is a great sewing project for a beginner and perfect for some craft time at home. 

Slip this notebook in your purse or pocket for quick notes, lists and sketching on the go.

Supplies Needed for Cereal Box Pocket Notebook

Cereal Box
Sewing Machine
Paper Cutter or Scissors
Scoring Tool

I learned to sew when I was 6. My mom taught me and 2 of my friends how to sew when we were in Kindergarten together! Can you believe it?

Our first project was to sew on paper. It is easy to see the straight lines and practice over and over without wasting materials. Our second project was a frog beanbag. After that we sewed a shirt with a collar. Finally we sewed shorts. I am so impressed with my mom that she taught me how to sew so young. 

I have not done the same for my kids, I'm sad to say. However, they can all sew a pocket notebook.

Step 1: Cutting the Box

Begin by cutting the cereal box to the size you want. I did a 7 inch tall notebook and 3.67 inch wide when folded. Pick a size that works for your purse or wallet.

Next, use the scoring tool or a ruler and stylus to score a line down the half way point of the cereal box.

Step 2: Filler Paper for the Pocket Notebook

Now cut the paper down to fit inside the notebook as well. Fold the paper in half, just like the cereal box.

Step 3: Sew a Stitch Down the Notebook

Now set the paper on the cereal box and sew down the fold line with a straight stitch on the sewing machine.

This is a great craft for someone learning the sewing machine. Just a simple straight stitch is a great way to practice. Trim the extra strings and fold the notebook in half.

Then secure the notebook with a clampless ponytail holder. Perfect to slip in your purse or bag for notes on the go.

What cereal is your favorite? What will your pocket notebook look like?

I throw a few in a zippered case with colored pencils or pens and take it with me on the go. It's a great way to upcycle a cereal box and then recycle it when you are done with it!

That's it!

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