• Bookbinding
    How to Make a Wrap-Around Book CoverWraparound case finished productss
    A wrap-around book cover is a functional and beautiful accessory for any book, offering protection while adding a layer of craftsmanship and beauty. It can also turn a set of matching notebooks into the perfect stationary gift. Today I’m going to show you how to build your own wrap-around case for a book. Let’s get started.Read More…
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    How to Bind A Scrapbook With Removable PagesPreview%20scrapbook.jpg
    Learn to bind a ribbon-bound scrapbook with removable pages. It's a simple process with beautiful results. Read More…
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    Bookbinding Fundamentals: How to Determine Grain DirectionBookbinding graindirection whatisgraindirection 1
    Do you need to know the grain direction of your paper but are unsure about how to find it? Does your project require a piece of "short-grain" binder's board, but you haven't a clue where to start? This tutorial will explain what grain direction is, its significance in the art of bookbinding, as well as some handy grain-related paper terms.Read More…
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    Build a Custom-made Clamshell Box for Your BookFinal product4 600px
    Clamshell boxes are custom-fit cases made for a precious bound book or set of books. They provide a stylish and professional appearance, while offering the necessary protection against harmful light, dirt, and usual wear. Follow this tutorial to learn how to make your own cozy clamshell book box.Read More…
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    Bookbinding Fundamentals: Long-Stitch Leather Journal81 long binding final product 600px1
    There are many different bindings that fall under the category of long-stitch, but most are distinguishable by long stitches that attach gatherings of folded pages (also called signatures) directly to the cover. This tutorial will take you through every step to stitching a simple long-stitch binding to a beautiful piece of leather.Read More…
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    Bookbinding Fundamentals: Basic Stab Binding45 stab binding final product
    The traditional Japanese four-hole stab bookbinding technique has a simple, contemporary appeal and it's excellent for beginners. There's no gluing or folding involved, so you can get a beautiful hand-crafted result with very little effort. Let's get started.Read More…
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    Sew a Stylish Matchbook-Style NotepadSew
    Matchbook-style notepads are cute, compact, handy, and one of the easiest books to bind. They're also a great way to re-purpose loads of loose paper you might have left over from other projects. These little notebooks also make excellent handmade gifts. Why not make a stash of them for your family and friends? Let's get started.Read More…
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    Create a Stunning Combination Coptic Long-stitch Archival BookCreate a combination coptic long stitch archival book
    This tutorial will show you how to make a good quality, archival book from beginning to end. Book binding requires a lot of patience and practice, but the result is a beautiful work of art that you can give as a gift, or fill with your own drawings, notes and photos. Let's begin!Read More…
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    Bookbinding Fundamentals: How to Make Your Own Archival Book ClothFinalimage1
    Book cloth is a beautiful product that can be used for a variety of projects, but it’s usually hard to find, and the colours tend to be bland. If you're limited by design choices, early store hours and shipping fees (just thinking about it makes me want to pull my hair out!), maybe you should find a fabric you like and try this easy DIY. Read on for the full instructions.Read More…