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Bookbinding Tutorial Part Four - Making your Book Covers

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For part 5 click here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoUiJ4c1aEw
For Revised Tutorial on adding the book cover click here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6U8k2NaPMc

FOR MORE OF MY JOURNAL TUTORIALS, CHECK OUT THESE VIDEOS
3 hole pamphlet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3Ru6bkfsqM
4 hole pamphlet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=937rWn0YHfo
Wrap around journal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JV_ovup0hIo

FOR MATERIALS USED: SEE BELOW
This is part 4 in a series of 5 tutorials showing you how to make a book from start to finish. Part 4 shows you how to measure, cut and make your book covers for your book.

MATERIALS:
For the signatures/pages: Regular copier paper
sewing: Waxed linen thread (you can buy unwaxed and use a candle or bees wax to wax your own threads)
Needle: You can buy Bookbinding needles but I also use a large embroidery or darning needle and remove the pointy tip
Book Covers: For this particular book I used 2mm Mount Board. It is predominantly used by photographers on the back of photos and frames therefore it is a bit more expensive than just plain chipboard. Mount Board is basically just chipboard with white coated paper on both sides. But because its more expensive, I tend to now buy just regular 2mm chipboard. But honestly, you can use cereal boxes or any packaging if you want. Just glue a few pieces together to make it thicker and they work perfectly fine for book covers.
Glue: PVA white Glue
Bone Folder: Essential tool in my opinion but if you don't have one, use the end of a ruler or scissors. But a bone folder is a wonderful tool for bookbinding
Clamps: You can use any clamps, bulldog clips etc. Also a book press is even better, but these clamps are the cheaper alternative

Have fun and as always if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Lee x

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