Hi Katrina here from England. I love to make my own books and a hand stitched book is a quick and easy way to bind your own book. They can be any size and any thickness. For this book I just cut some normal everyday copy paper into 4 and then added a card stock front and back. I used a hole punch to punch 4 holes through all the pages and covers and then stitched them all together with some garden twine.
I then used the Altered Pages collage sheet Travelogue to collage the front and back and then the cute little index card to make a pocket on the inside cover.
Stitched bound books open flat so they are great to write in and you can bind then with everything from twine and strings, fluffy fibres and off cuts of knitting wool to colourful ribbon and even strips of material. All these will give you different looks, so many looks to try and play with, have a go yourself, I am sure there is a collage sheet from Altered pages to fit you theme if this one is not your style. Any questions just ask!