exposed stitch book


Today, we will be learning how to make a simple exposed stitch book with a soft cover.

This is the second of a series on basic bookmaking. If you haven't read the first one, you can do that here .

For complete instructions please click here {right click to download}.

bone folder
scalpel {or razor blade}
cutting matte
12 sheets of paper {6.25"x 4.5"}, folded in half
cover paper {7"x 4.5"}

Prepare Signatures
Fold pages in half and nest six sheets of paper inside of each other. Repeat for second signature.

Poke holes with awl 1/2" on top and 1/2" on bottom and also at 1.5" on both sides.

This is a picture of the signatures stacked on top of each other.

Fold the cover sheet over your two signatures. {as pictured below}

Starting on the outside of signature 1, go through hole one and out hole two and into your cover sheet. Go in hole 3 and out hole four. Add signature two. Sew on signature two to your cover sheet. {For complete instructions, please download this pdf {right click to download}.

When the two signatures have been sewn onto your cover sheet, tie off in a square knot and cut off any extra thread. Also, trim off extra paper on cover. Tie with a ribbon.

Now you have a cute little book to give to your mom for mother's day, or your good friend. Or, feel free to keep it for yourself. These make perfect little books to carry around with you wherever you go, because they are so small.

If you have any other questions about how to make this book, please leave a comment below or email me here.

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