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Anu
« on: November 29, 2003 05:33:27 AM »

I've been having lots of fun making mini books from the instructions on this site.  Its 5-stitch bookbinding and its easy and fast.
 
http://www.zumgaligali.com/projects/bookbinding/book_5st_1.html


I like to use food boxes for the covers like cookie and cereal boxes.  I added eyelets to the last one for extra cuteness :-)


cheers,

Anu
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Surlygyrly
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2003 03:14:55 PM »

Your books are so cute.  great job, congratulations
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2003 06:56:54 PM »

Fabulous! When I saw this, I had to try it.  I loved your idea of using a cereal box and made mine with the colorful cardboard carrier that a 6-pack of beer comes in.  That is what I had handy.  Turned out great.  I also used a little tiny hole punch for all those holes instead on the needle method.  Did you dental floss for the binding?  I can't tell from the photo.
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Anu
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2003 04:53:23 AM »

I used upholstery thread for the binding but yesterday I picked up some dental floss at the dollar store so I can try that and it'll have a minty scent :-)

I used the 1/16th hole punch to make the holes.  Way easier than just pushing a needle through.

Glad you enjoyed! :-)

Anu
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averyclevername
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2003 06:20:54 AM »

Nice books. I know this might not be DIY-punk enough for craftsters, but I'd recommend using actual bookbinder's stringat something like $4 for 1000 yards, it's probably cheaper than floss. Also, if mini books are sewed in signatures, they tend to yawn open less. Here's one I recently made:
http://makeashorterlink.com/?S482357B6

Oh yeah, and also you can pick up a bookbindery's awl for two or three bucks for punching tiny holes. Okay, I'll stop being a know-it-all and go away now.

Cheers,

Joseph
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2003 08:38:55 AM »

Joseph, where does one get bookbinder's string and an awl?

I picked up fishing line yesterday to bind my books thinking it would be more durable.
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Anu
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2003 05:44:30 AM »

Re: Bookbinding supplies - Check out

www.volcanobookarts.com

www.turtlearts.com/bindingsupplies.html

Although part of the charm is to just make them out of materials on hand...lots of stuff works just fine: twine, embroidery thread, floss, upholstery thread.  And unless you want to make a zillion of them, one pack of thread or floss will last a long time and is cheap and easy to find.

cheers,

Anu
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Anu
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2003 06:11:48 AM »

baseball cards make cute covers...

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Anu
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2003 05:37:28 AM »

Hey I like that birth control pill case idea.  I'm going to have to see what I can do....thx :-)
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artzyfartzy
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2003 07:17:43 PM »

Nice books. I know this might not be DIY-punk enough for craftsters, but I'd recommend using actual bookbinder's stringat something like $4 for 1000 yards, it's probably cheaper than floss. Also, if mini books are sewed in signatures, they tend to yawn open less. Here's one I recently made:
http://makeashorterlink.com/?S482357B6

Oh yeah, and also you can pick up a bookbindery's awl for two or three bucks for punching tiny holes. Okay, I'll stop being a know-it-all and go away now.

Cheers,

Joseph

YOu do know it all ! your books are the BEST! plug plug.. i've seen them hands on! so i know  Wink


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