Current Obsession: Not Made In China
submitted by Sarah Terry, Stitch Machine

I bought these Charlotte themed buttons from Not Made in China at Paper Skyscraper.

I love how much thought is put into every aspect of the product and packaging. At first, I almost wanted to frame them and hang them on the wall instead of wear them; but luckily I got over that and took them to the streets!

The witty creator behind Not Made In China, Nikki, is part of the crafty business group I am in called Crown Town Handmade. She taught a bookbinding class for one of our Charlotte Make-Out Craft Sessions , which are free to the public. I had so much fun at the session that I wanted to share her instructions for bookbinding so that you can make your own books too! She packaged them in a cute book that (of course) she made just to give out at the session. See for yourself after the jump (remember that you can click on the photos for a closer look).

The book I made at the session is below. I wasn't too skilled with the binding, but I'm sure it gets easier with practice. Just follow Nikki's steps above and you should have no problem. Good luck!