Jacob takes a more serious and traditional approach to bookbinding. He is also “a fan of apostrophes and Oxford Commas, and using capital letters, and spelling the word ‘you’ with its full 3 letters. ” This makes me like him even more. Jacob also keeps 4 chicken, and we have got 2 chickens in the garden.
I followed Jacob’s instructions and made this book. Here is my result. Isn’t it cool?
I love this pamphlet stitching method as it is simple. It’s easy to do. Its principles are the same as those of the Japanese Sewing that I mentioned in my previous post.
I love achievable projects.
When binding the books, I remembered the over-used mnemonic that I learnt in school — SMART: Specific; Measurable; Achievable; Relevant; Time-specific.
Both Japanese sewing and Pamphlet stitching are definitely SMART.
My Son Ben loves drawing comics and his doodles are everywhere in the house. I will give him this little book, so that he can draw his comics and keep his imaginary world in it.
Again, I sewed the book with a larger curved needle. It went through 6 thick cards.
I had a piercing tool, which I used to pierce through 6 thick cards. (As a crafter, I’ve quite a lot of useful tools.)
I used a linen twine this time.
Many thanks to the very talented Merge and Jacob!
I hope you like this tutorial and other tutorials in the series.
Please let me know how you get on.
If you make one, please link to this post and share your book with us.
Independent Bookbinding #2 (London’s Drawings)