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« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2019 05:46:29 AM »

and if you aren't doing a junk journal but a journal with blank pages then a couple of the steps aren't needed.

a craft-a-long sounds fun.  I would love to see everyone else's processes.


Yes! It's a heavy duty stitch witchery. The sort for applique that won't be stitched around. I use it for everything, it's really strong. I sometimes sew on top of it, cereal box isn't too thick for a sewing machine to handle.

Thanks for that break down of your steps. Let's start a book making craft along!
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« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2019 10:55:58 AM »

A book binding craftalong has been started with a link to a nice simple little starter project, soft cover, single signature with pamphlet stitch. Come and join in!
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« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2019 11:38:50 AM »

I'm not the neatest book maker but I enjoy it and it was daunting at first thinking about the WHOLE book.
So I have to break it down in steps and only concentrate on a piece at a time. 
So in my mind I have it broken down in to these steps and I think of each step as a separate project.  I mostly do junk journals so I feel I have more room in which I can not be perfect which helps with the nervousness.
- gather papers and ephemera
- sort and fold signatures
- go through and add tuck pockets, envelopes/etc and decide if I am doing any machine sewing on the pages
- hand sew signatures
- prep cover/spine
- assemble the book
- finish off (make things look neat, clean up any messes, cover the inside of the book covers)
- embelish/decorate if desired.  This is where I may add some stamping or tags, etc


maybe that's it.  it's a whole BOOK.  that seems so intimidating.  but now I see you going to town, and all these other people are making books like crazy too!  I'll get to it eventually.  just gotta work up to it.

thanks for the tip.  that may help me out once I start making the "scary" books.  it still sounds intimidating now, though.  lol.  but hopefully that will change once I get into making more real journals.
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« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2019 11:55:47 AM »

These are beautiful!
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« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2019 01:05:02 PM »

Thank you! I am sorting the studio today and I have so many covers and pages prepped. I gotta make some more books, it is too fun Smiley.
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« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2019 11:05:26 AM »

Making books from stash is a wonderful idea. You've made it sounds so easy! I'll have to check out the book binding craft along. Thanks!
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« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2019 11:30:59 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured ProjectSmiley
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« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2019 11:36:27 AM »

Oh, thank you so much!
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