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The Basic Binding of Books: A Tutorial

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 Start by deciding how many pages and what dimensions you wish your book to be. Clamping the spine end with large binder clips (here I use cardboard to protect the pages) and allowing to compress overnight helps with having flatter signatures for sewing. It helps to make a pattern of your page for later use in measuring and cutting board, endpages, etc. Lay one of your signatures on a blank page and trace, then cut. Perfect. Measure and cut linen tape and mull cloth for the backbone.

Chain or Coptic Stitch Bookbinding Tutorial Here’s another method of binding your book with an open spine…a chain stitch or also called coptic stitch binding. This is a great method for when you have book covers that are individual boards instead of completely wrapped around the entire journal. You are basically binding all the signatures and covers together with a connected stitch that holds everything together tightly, but with super flexibility. The pages will open up completely flat and that’s a big reason why this method is so popular. From a materials standpoint, you’ll need your cover boards and paper signatures to go inside. The first thing I do is to cover my cover boards with the decorative paper. Then I stuck them on the boards, cutting the corners at a diagonal so that it’ll fold over nicely without too much bulk on the corners. You just smooth down one corner and make sure everything is flat without bubbles and continuing securing the other sides. Then I use the cover as my guide to punch holes in all my signatures.

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