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« on: August 15, 2010 03:20:11 PM »

I decided to learn about bookbinding after I saw some gorgeous leather journals on Etsy. So I looked around online for tutorials and instructions. Using this great video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHAJyzzb4EE), I bound my first book with a coptic stitch. It's a new planner for the fall semester. I was going to buy one at Target, but it was $10. Here's what the supplies cost-

Cardboard: Free (cut from my sewing machine box  Smiley)
Scrapbook paper: $1 for four sheets
Awl: Free (my dad used to do some leather work and beadwork, so he went digging through his "craft box" and found it for me)
Waxed thread: about $2.50 at Hobby Lobby
Cream cardstock: $4 for a pack...I didn't even use half of the paper in the pack so far

Binding:


Front cover:


Inside the front cover:




I went ahead and filled out the weeks from August 23rd (first day of classes until the end of January (three signatures-that's what they're called, right?).


By then, my cheapo pen was going weird and I was smearing ink everywhere, so I just left the last two signatures blank to fill in the dates later.


Inside the back cover:


Back cover:


There are a few more pictures at my blog.
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2010 06:35:50 PM »

It looks great!
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« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2010 07:45:39 AM »

Great job!  I used the same video for directions on the journal I made yesterday for a swap.  I like that binding very much .   I like your planner! 
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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2010 01:10:50 PM »

This is beautiful. Great job!

You can cut costs even cheaper (although yours are pretty impressive!) by using waxed polyester thread (about $9 for a large spool), and using push pins (if your dad doesn't want to loan out his awl!).
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2010 12:09:57 PM »

Good job! Nice choice of papers and v neat stitching for a first go Smiley
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