Thursday, August 27, 2015

52-Weeks of Book Binding, Journals and more...

Week 35

Dos-A-Dos Book

12" X 12" cardstock with pattern on both sides (this will be the covers), 16 sheets of paper for the pages, binding needle and thread, bone folder

Cut your cardstock the height you want your book to be.  I cut mine 7-1/2".  
Score your cover at 4" and 8" and fold in an accordion style.

Cut your pages the same height as your covers and 8" wide.  The pages will be 4" wide when folded.  Divide the pages in half, so you have eight for one side and eight for the other side.

Punch holes in your pages and on one side of your cover, making sure the holes match.

Now sew your pages to your book.  I used a five hole pamphlet stitch.

Now repeat for the other side.

This is such a versatile book.  Make one side with watercolor paper and the other with drawing paper.  Use newsprint, decorative papers, paper bags.  The possibilities are endless.  With Christmas just around the corner, how about stocking stuffers  Great for kids and easy enough for them to make.

I had so much fun making this book, I bough some more 12" X 12" cardstock. 
I will surely be making more.

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