Tag Archives: bookbinding

Don’t be Afraid to Suck

Because sucking at something is the first step towards being kind of good at it. I became interested in hand lettering around the time I quit my job to be a stay-at-home mom. I was terrible at it. And I … Continue reading

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Grain Matters

I just bought this book for my girls from the school book fair.  Darling story, but the quality of the binding is really annoying me.  It is obvious that the Chinese “bindery” from whence it came was too stingy to … Continue reading

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The Hows and Whys of Bookbinding with a Sewing Frame

When I first learned bookbinding, we did not use sewing frames.  It wasn’t until I started learning more advanced techniques that I first used a sewing frame.  At the time, it seemed unnecessary and a bit of a nuisance.  The … Continue reading

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Pricing Your Handbound Books

Or any handmade item for that matter. Time and again, I’ve gotten on Etsy and seen people selling handbound books for what seems to me to be barely more than their materials cost. STOP IT! PAY YOURSELF A DECENT WAGE! … Continue reading

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Plaid Shirt Pocket Notebooks

I first started stealing plaid shirts from my father way back in the 90’s. You remember when girls wore high-waisted Levis and oversized plaid shirts tied in a knot at their waists? Yeah, I rocked that. I didn’t so much … Continue reading

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Pencil Notepad Tutorial

I was trawling through Pinterest, as one does, and found this darling stationery by Alma of Nicole’s Classes, and was inspired to make a teacher gift with it for back-to-school.  A while back I made my daughter a pencil pouch, … Continue reading

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Laced Case Binding

I’ve been bookbinding again, and now I’m wondering why it’s been such a long time since I last made a book–I am so happy when I’m binding. And I just learned a new binding from The Center for Book Arts … Continue reading

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