I set a goal of finishing the quiet book this weekend that I’ve been busy working on for our first flight with the kids and I finished it tonight! I designed the cover on the fly after adding two grommets to each page, and using binder rings to hold the pages together. I put thin pieces of cardboard (from cereal boxes and frozen pizza boxes) between the pages as I made the book. I also put thin cardboard in the cover. The cover has ribbon sewn into the ends to make carrying handles. There is also a piece of fabric sewn to the cover that has velcro on the end along with velcro on the back of the back cover to keep it tightly shut. To secure the binder rings to the cover, I sewed a double layer of ribbon to the middle of the inside of the spine of the book. I put stitches on either side of each ring along the ribbon to hold the rings in place.
Here are some pictures of the finished product: