I wanted to make my own book but with pockets. I grabbed a few packets of 6x8 clear pockets plus a few pieces of wood strips and fabric and an old card. Each page was taped together to another page or item in different tape (washi, masking or duck) then grouped together as signatures.
Longfellow's most famous poem is probably "Paul Revere's Ride". I remember having to memorize this in Mrs. Nielsen class at good ol' Elm Tree School (yes, I went to a country school with a class of 5 until 7th grade?!?!) Believe it--- It happened.
Note: do not set iron when cooling on anything it can burn. Lesson learned.
So far, so good!
Update: added details to interior covers.