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My first go at bookbinding

I finally bought the tools to bookbind my own journals and had a go.

I’d been putting this off for a while because it looked too complicated and I thought it would be really tedious to do that sewing.

But after making junk journals from spiral bound books, I’m come to the limits of the pre-bound book and needed to move on to the quality of sewn binding.

I found a simple enough looking way to bind on YouTube and I got started.

First I experimented with just a single signature to bind. I used a thin hardbound cover and this is how it turned out:

It was much easier than I thought. The next test: binding multiple signatures.

I’ll share that in the next post.

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5 thoughts on “My first go at bookbinding”

  1. I have just started book binding and the more research I do the more interesting it becomes. I wish more people would take up this vanishing craft. Your book is beautiful and after doing multiple signatures I can tell you, it becomes simple within one or two projects. Good luck with future books!

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