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How to bind a book

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Book binding is a great way to add your personality and craftsmanship into a book or journal. It can be used to improve the presentation of your work or increase your connection with a personal journal.

This method teaches you how to make a book out of paper that has already been used on one side, however the technique could easily be adapted to use new paper. Binding your own book is not as hard as you think, follow these book binding steps and you'll be well on your way to creating your own special book.

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Step 1 - Getting the pages readyEdit

Step 2 - Sewing the signatures (sewing pages into bundles)Edit


Step 3 - Gluing the signatures along the spine (gluing bundles together)Edit

Step 4 - Cutting the cover-cardboard and cover-fabric to sizeEdit

Step 5 - Gluing the spine-protector to the cover-fabricEdit

Step 6 - Attaching the cover-cardboardEdit

Step 7 - Covering the book with fabricEdit

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