FLY LONDON Shoe Box Sketchbooks

FLY LONDON Shoe Box Sketchbooks - student project

The moment I saw the FLY LONDON shoe box I knew I had to transform it into covers for one or more, coptic bound sketchbooks. I wanted to take advantage of its unique feature of the flaps that could function as closures for the books.  I have completed three of the five possible sketchbooks from this one, wonderful shoebox!  The other two are quite small.

FLY LONDON Shoe Box Sketchbooks - image 1 - student project

To keep the flaps in the slots I cut in the back cover of the sketchbook, I wove elastic through the center slots.

FLY LONDON Shoe Box Sketchbooks - image 2 - student projectSlots cut in the back cover of the sketchbook.

FLY LONDON Shoe Box Sketchbooks - image 3 - student project

Blue elastic woven through center slots.

FLY LONDON Shoe Box Sketchbooks - image 4 - student projectElastic stitched together

FLY LONDON Shoe Box Sketchbooks - image 5 - student project

Completed Sketchbook

FLY LONDON Shoe Box Sketchbooks - image 6 - student project

The inside of the FLY LONDON shoebox is equally as wonderful as the outside of the box!

FLY LONDON Shoe Box Sketchbooks - image 7 - student projectThe inside and the outside of the covers.

FLY LONDON Shoe Box Sketchbooks - image 8 - student projectThe backs of all three sketchbooks.

FLY LONDON Shoe Box Sketchbooks - image 9 - student projectThe coptic binding.  One of the smaller sketchbooks is horizontal and the other is vertical in orientation.

FLY LONDON Shoe Box Sketchbooks - image 10 - student project

Now ... to fill the pages with sketches!

Chris Carter
artist, illustrator and explorer
Teacher