The reason I did this was...
Also, Thought I'd show you a little book I am in the process of constructing.
I used paper bags to construct this book.
I can't say whose youtube video actually inspired this book, because I watched quite a few of them. Just type in 'paper bag book' and you'll see what I mean, there are tons- and in any case, I bound it my own way in the end.
I have the top of the bag on the left and have folded it to the right over my ruler. I used the ruler over the bottom of the bag to make sure they were all folded the same.
Instead of paper tip-ins and glue, I decided to use strips of fusible interfacing, which I ironed on. I think this will give a much more flexible and durable binding.
After fusing, I turned the right page onto the left (as if I was reading) and added another page on the right spaced at 1/8 inch as before and then fused that. I kept going until I had all the pages fused together.
As you might have noticed, this is a book with a difference, as it will have pockets where the tops of the paper bags are and narrow, tab like pages where the bottoms of the bags are and you can arrange these ant way you like, with the exception of the first and last (which must have the bottoms of the bags to the outside of the book to take the covers.
Obviously, I still have a long way to go with this book, and I will keep you updated as I progress.
Oh, I forgot, I did a light wash with strong tea over the collaged page to knock back the whiteness of some of the printed pages.
Doesn't matter what you create - just create it.