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Bookbinding Instructions #3

June 12, 2012

Hi all! First, thanks for your appreciation. It’s been very rewarding to recieve you likes and your comments. And as I promised, here is another way for bookbinding without using glue or scissors, nor even a rule. The japanese sewing was little more complex to explain, so this is a long strip. I’ve been trying to create a GIF animation to show the sewing steps, but I’m tired, so I’ll post it here when I have it. Hope you like! (I still have another way to bind, but I have to challenge myself and it will come later)

20 Comments leave one →
  1. June 12, 2012 7:20 pm

    Thanks for doing it for ME! Perhaps next time you could recommend the specific type of needle that you used for bookbinding. I know certain needles just won’t work and they may hurt you very badly.

    Keep it up!

    • June 12, 2012 7:24 pm

      yep, it’s true! I done mine with a normal-sewing needle and it IS harmful. At the workshop they gave me like a needle but with a wooden handling, they say you can buy them at an artist’s shop. Also I saw a girl on Youtube doing it with old Pilots, which are sharpie but you can handle them comfortably. Thanks a lot for your words, dear Janet! šŸ˜€

      • June 12, 2012 8:43 pm

        Thank you for the animation at the end. How did you do that animation!? That’s clever and very clear. I’ll make one book like this later. Very inspired by you. Well done!

  2. frederikkke permalink
    February 27, 2013 2:44 pm

    Thank you so much! frederikke, Denmark

    • February 28, 2013 7:48 pm

      Glad you find it useful! And thanks to you for dropping by, and leaving your comment.

  3. June 9, 2014 2:04 pm

    Manyyyyy thanks for sharing and for the animation!!

  4. October 19, 2014 1:46 pm

    Maravilloso, gracias

  5. September 28, 2015 4:47 pm

    Reblogged this on Shadows on the Stage and commented:
    This is something I want to try to do not only because I have a notebook obsession, but it’s a good christmas gift idea. It’s nice because you can personalize it for whoever you’re making if for. It’s also something anyone could possibly use. Maybe if you give it to someone who doesn’t write much, you could give it a theme and say “write the small yet good/happy moments you have throughout your school/work week to remember them forever. That or my personal favorite, having a notebook to make creative lists in. Thoughts?

  6. December 15, 2015 8:53 am

    Super animation, very clever, thanks

  7. April 7, 2016 2:59 pm

    Hi! We made and spanish version of you instructions in

    Saludos =D

    • April 7, 2016 4:58 pm

      Hola, me alegro de que os haya gustado. Gracias por avisar, aunque deberias haber pedido permiso antes de hacerlo, ya que se ha modificado muy sustancialmente el diseƱo! La tipo que has elegido siento decir que me horroriza, y hubiera preferido hacer yo misma la version en espaƱol, con mi letra y respetando la obra original. Me gustarĆ­a pedirte que lo cambiaras a la version original, o si te interesa puedo prepararte una version en espaƱol, tal y como lo tienes tu traducido – pero que mantenga mi estetica y el estilo de diseƱo, que es de lo que me gano la vida. Quedamos pues a la espera de un acuerdo para publicar algo con lo que las dos estemos conformes.
      Mi correo es

  8. January 17, 2017 3:41 am

    Thank you. This binding is great, and I especially love the animated demo. It was very helpful.


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