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« Reply #90 on: March 28, 2006 06:45:38 PM »

beautiful, very good idea
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« Reply #91 on: July 12, 2006 12:33:36 PM »

Hey, can i ask, if i were to attempt this with a furry material instead of just plain cloth, you think it'd work as well? Or the book wont even close? Hmm,
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« Reply #92 on: July 15, 2006 09:52:22 AM »

Hey, can i ask, if i were to attempt this with a furry material instead of just plain cloth, you think it'd work as well? Or the book wont even close? Hmm,

Hmm..I'd say it would depend on how furry your furry fabric is, and how much ease you give to the spine. You might need to give it more space for the spine to close around than I do in my tutorial and then it would probably close.
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« Reply #93 on: August 08, 2006 05:17:53 PM »

This is a great idea!  Smiley

Ooooh! I think i'm gonna make covers like that for my binders next year for school!

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« Reply #94 on: August 08, 2006 05:52:21 PM »

Ooooh! I think i'm gonna make covers like that for my binders next year for school!



That's a great idea Smiley You'd have the cutest binders of anyone, by far!
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« Reply #95 on: August 23, 2006 06:27:26 AM »

Hang on crazy lady! You sewed through cardboard with your machine?
(I'm realy jealous, I think my machine would cough sputter and die if I tried that.)

The book looks great, BTW
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« Reply #96 on: November 08, 2006 03:52:53 PM »

did you have to use a different sort of needle for going through the cardboard? i've tried sewing on a number of different things, cardboard didn't make my machine happy (although it's a cheapie)... i guess another question would be -- what did you set your machine to as far as 'material' settings go?

if you're ever in a dick blick store, michael's, or other craft store -- check out liquitex gel polymer medium; it's what i use for book binding. i use the matte sort for adhering things and the gloss for a nice gloss coat on the outside (i gloss coat things a lot. too much probably).
spray mount (the glue that comes in an aresol can) is meant for simple things like mounting a piece of paper on a piece of illustration board for show and the like, it's no good for something that will go through any amount of abuse.
i also warn against using regular ol' glues, as well -- elmer's becomes brittle after time, most other glues deteriorate in strange ways and/or lose their adhesive quality. aah yeah... school totally paid off.
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« Reply #97 on: November 19, 2006 07:04:51 AM »

I'm just about to start one of these, and I need to ask: When sewing, how do you make sure the three bits of cardboard are right length apart? Pinning doesn't really work, as it moves all over the place. :S
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« Reply #98 on: November 20, 2006 03:11:48 PM »

I would like to know about the needle and sewing machine question as well. My machine won't accept much... so i usually end up doing it by hand.

I would imagine tape might be a good placeholder...

Thanks for the tutorial!
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alisonwonderland
« Reply #99 on: November 20, 2006 04:32:20 PM »

I do one piece of cardboard at a time and I just hold it tight in place and do one side tight and then go the next side of the cardboard.

I always start with one of the larger side pieces, then do the middle piece, then the other side. I don't pin, I'm just slow and careful Smiley Tape might work well, though.
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