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Topic: Here's a coptic book I finished recently.  (Read 1960 times)
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« on: May 09, 2005 09:34:44 AM »

This is a coptic journal that I finished recently. They are small enough to carry around in your purse at about 1/4 the size of a piece of paper (8 1/2 x 11).  I used some Indian paper from a scrapbook store which came in a pack with lots of blues and purples, the front and back are different, but I think it makes them fun.

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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2005 09:37:25 AM »

That is really cute!!  Smiley
How do you make those?

« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2005 09:53:16 AM »

Thanks!  They are pretty easy.  Here is a link I found from another person on crafster.  You can search coptic and find some tutorials or check this one out:

They have a couple of good links to show you how to do the sewing.  I did mine a little differntly, but you'll find in the bookbinding world, there are a hundred different ways to do it! Smiley
I took regualr 8 1/2 x 11 paper, cut it in half height wise and folded them into signatures of about 5 pices of paper each.  This makes your book a quarter of the size of a piece of paper.  Then I created the covers and sewed it all together!  Good luck!

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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2005 11:20:24 AM »

Lolabella, great work!  Your stitching is so straight!  I always have crooked links on the spine.. I need to practice more.  Also love the coordinating covers.  Smiley

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