background preloader

Longstitch Bookbinding Tutorial for a Leather Journal

Longstitch Bookbinding Tutorial for a Leather Journal
The most common type of sewn bookbinding that I often default to, falls into the category of longstitch binding. It’s really a general categorization for many different methods of sewn binding. People have invented their own patterns and techniques and have probably called it something else as well. Suffice to say, it’s a general way to denote sewing your paper to the cover of your book. I’m sure you’ve noticed journals out there with exposed sewing in the binding in a variety of patterns and designs. They are all technically longstitch binding techniques, but in different patterns. The materials for this project include leather, paper, thread, needle, an awl and cutting device of some sort. Regarding the thread, I’m using a natural linen thread in this example, but you can also use waxed thread sold specifically for bookbinding to prevent knotting up when sewing. Regarding my little awl, I use it to punch holes in the paper. This is what you see on the outside binding… Related Posts:

http://www.tortagialla.com/2010/08/09/longstitch-bookbinding-tutorial-for-a-leather-journal/

Related:  craft

KNOW AND TELL CRAFTS: DIY LIGHT BOX! I have been working on my photography and to all the other bloggers out there, I want to help! Don't spend hundreds of dollars buying "professional light boxes" when you can make your own practically for free! Here is how you make a simple light box, in only 5 steps to get "picture perfect" pics!( Click to enlarge) 1.Get a box, preferably square and is sturdy! Bookbinding Techniques « jimmiekat During my portfolio class at Parsons this morning, I asked my teacher, Will van Roden, what he thought about including process into our portfolios, such as inspiration, thumbnail sketches, roughs, and so on. He replied that he thought it could be nice as a separate process book—not included in the regular portfolio but as an interesting separate design piece, with thumbnails in a nicely gridded layout, examples placed in in an interesting way, and so on—a well-designed book project in its own right. This got me thinking about another book-binding project, and I started doing a little research. I came across some beautiful photographed examples of a number of book-binding techniques on StateBlu’s blog—really, they’re gorgeous!

Tacket binding - CaiLun.info - Artist Books Paper & Bookbinding Blog - Cai Lun - Dennis Yuen I have always loved tacket binding, because its sasuage-like packing on the spine is so cute. I have just finished one for my co-worker's boyfriend, Todd, and I think I might have perfected my tacket binding skill so it's about time to share it as much as possible. I have been devising my own tacket binding method, as I haven't actually seen one physically to deconstruct and examine its construction. My method may or may not be the same as the conventional one, but so far, it works. curiously crafty. welcome to the wonderful world of journalling! i promise, if i can make one then you can too. the following instructions will make a journal that is 5 3/4″ x 4 1/2″. (view more journals here) Materials:

Better than Tiffanys Have some spare time? Feeling crafty? Check out this old school way to make ring I just HAD to try! Here is a simple ring that is MADE from money. slateblu: book binding Last Saturday, when the kiddies went to the snow with their daddy, I had lunch with friends, who used to be colleagues at work. My friend Daisy is a very good cook so we had a homemade 4 course meal with extras to bring home. It was a great afternoon.

A Beautiful Mess: SCRAPBOOK I always stumble upon beautiful handkerchiefs at antique malls, but with no practical use for them I usually pass them by. But today I will be sharing how to turn those pretty hankies into a photo-a-day journal. This is a great project to commemorate the last of your summer days! You could an instant camera or print off Instagram photos! You'll Need: Vintage handkerchief, sewing machine, book pages or other paper, embroidery thread, letter stickers, Instant photos or other printed photographs. 1. The Basic Binding of Books: A Tutorial Tutorials | About Me | Contact | Soapmaking Tutorial Page 1 of 8 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | Leave a comment! In addition to your book making materials you will need: 1) A large working area (if you don't have a large area, you will need to clean up well after each stage) 2) Both large and small binder clips (I use them gratuitously) 3) A waste paper basket close by 4) A stack of clean scrap paper 5) Pre-cut sheets of wax paper 6) A wet cloth (for wiping glue from fingers) 7) A dry cloth

Project: Stamped Kraft Book Covers I am always looking for inexpensive solutions for styling and decorating my home. I have built in shelves in between my living room and dining area that I am constantly changing and rearranging. I am working on filling them with odd finds and antiques that i have collected, but I am always looking for new and interesting ways to display my books.

Related:  peg2