Design your very own notebook through this simple saddle stitch binding workshop with artist Eman AlHashemi. Learn how to create a notebook with a simple hand-printed cover. This is also a creative way to make a beautiful and personalised notebook by using scrap paper. Feel free to choose the size, material and design of your custom notebook.


  • awl (or any needle-like tool)
  • sewing needle thread (preferably linen)
  • A4 printing paper – you can use lined or colourful paper, thick card paper (120 gsm or above)
  • a sponge or foam
  • brush
  • pencil
  • stapler
  • ruler
  • cutter
  • ink or paint
  • paper clips
  • scissors

Recommended for: Kids and parents, teens and adults

**Little hands might need their parents’ help doing this activity

About Eman AlHashemi

Eman AlHashemi is an artist and art instructor. She is currently teaching ceramics at AlJalila Cultural Centre for Children. She holds a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Sharjah and was part of the fifth cohort of the Salama Bint Hamdan Emerging Artist Fellowship.



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