binding - how to bind your journal
pages together with stitches and other techniques.
Stitching Your Journal Pages By Hand
3 Hole Pamphlet
There must be many many videos showing how to do this
stitch. I'm showing you this video because this is the video that I
thought made the stitch so easy and achievable. The video is in the first place not about the binding but about a paper bag journal.
The practical stitching part of the tutorial starts 2 minutes into the video.
I have summarized the steps when doing the binding as explained in the tutorial below.
The Threading Steps
Make 3 binding holes through the signature back where you are going to
do the binding.
Use needle and thread
inside to outside in the center hole
- hold onto thread end inside
outside to inside at top hole
outside at the bottom hole
outside to inside at center hole
thread ends -
one on one side of stitch and other thread end on other side of the stitch
in the center of the page
remove clips holding pages together
re-adjust if needed
make knot in the center
leave strings long for beads / embellishment or trim to a few inches or centimeters
As I have mentoined: the practical stitching part of the tutorial starts 2 minutes into the video. See how easy it is:
In this section I'll show you other easy binding techniques that do not use stitching. With these techniques you use material like rings, ribbon and some string.
Easy Binding Techniques
Following are easy binding techniques for beginners making junk journals. These are great for beginners because they are simple to put together and to understand how it is done. Nothing stops you from using these techniques because you like the binding techniques later on.
You can of course use it for any other kind of journal that you want to put the pages together yourself.
The video above: Easy Binding Ideas by Liz thepaperproject
Eyelets in the Back / Spine
This is another simple technique for journal binding. You have to make eyelets in the back of the spine though.
Make two eyelets at the top and two in the bottom to put your thread through.
The video above: Binding The Art Journal by Johanna Clough
Mini Art Journal Binding
This binding of this mini art journal is what I find interesting. That is how to put more than one signature in a cloth spine cover.
The first part of the cover starts at about 4:30 and the sewing in of the signature at about 10:30.
I would also consider using the 3 hole pamphlet
stitch for binding.