I do what I can with what I have. Take one red folder found next to an Italian dumpster, a bag of fabric scraps, a 40 year old piece of cord trim, a stack of security envelopes, some paper scraps, and a couple of spools of red thread. Put the pedal to the metal and VROOM VROOM.
I'm not snipping a single thread.
It won't fall apart if I do or anything. This journal is built to withstand swatting a pickpocket over the head, being flung from a speeding bus, or stampeded by bulls. Not my sister, I mean real bulls.