Bookbinding University: Creative Add-Ons

August 20, 2013

There are so many options for customizing your own notebooks and today I’m excited to share two simple “creative add-ons” that will bring your projects to the next level of awesome. In this tutorial you’ll learn: how to create decorative “headbands” and how to create an elastic band closure. Both of these are incredibly easy […]

Bookbinding University: Make Your Own Bookcloth

August 19, 2013

If you’ve been attending “Bookbinding University” since the beginning, you already have several techniques under your belt including How to Make a Text Block, How to Make a Composition Notebook, How to Make a Hardback Journal Cover and Perfect Binding. PHEW! This week, we are going to have a little fun with a few creative […]

Bookbinding University Style Watch Edition: Perfect Binding

August 18, 2013

I could probably open up a bookstore with all the notebooks I’ve been making lately…and there are still a few more projects to come! Today’s Style Watch is a “special edition” extension of Bookbinding University, and I think you’re gonna like what you see. Before today’s post, each Bookbinding University lesson have focused on stitching […]

Bookbinding University: How to Make a Hard Cover

August 15, 2013

Bookbinding University is in full swing! If you missed the last lesson on “How to Make a Text Block,” you’d better study up because today we’re moving on to the fun part! Today we’re making the covers for our text blocks and this is where you get to tap your creativity and personalize your notebook. If you […]

Bookbinding University: How to Make a Text Block

August 13, 2013

Every Thanksgiving, for as long as I can remember, I get stuck on cheese grater duty. My mom stations me by the kitchen sink and hands over huge blocks of cheddar cheese and charges me with the task of turning those blocks into mounds of golden goodness that would make Scrooge McDuck proud. Quite frankly, […]