When I was in Japan last April, I came across these Muji pocket grid notebooks in Family Mart. They were thin, flat, and fit perfectly into the smallest of purses. Why I only bought two of those babies, I’ll never know for sure. I’ve been using the notebooks quite a bit, and as I came to the last few pages, I knew I had to either buy more or make more. So, here’s my quick tutorial on how to make something quite similar!
I didn’t want plain lined pages, so I decided to design my own pages. I made three designs: dotted, dashed and grid. I used newsprint paper instead of regular computer paper. I like that it’s lighter weight.
You can download these pages HERE!
I wanted the notebook to be about the size of a dollar bill, so it could fit neatly into my wallet. So, after printing the pages (double-sided), I cut them into 6×6 inch squares. Fold the pages in half.
I did a combo notebook, alternating each kind of print. I used a total of just twelve sheets for this. You can use more or less depending on how thick you want your notebook to be.
Keeping things simple, I opted for thick kraft paper for my notebook’s cover. I’ll probably design and decorate them later on. I cut the cover about an eighth of an inch wider and longer than the pages. You’ll need to fold the cover in half as well.
Place the sheets inside the cover, and staple along the spine.
And that’s pretty much it!
I really love the custom pages. I hope you enjoy them, too!