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How To: Create a Business Letterhead

When your business is in constant communication with different companies using letter paper, one of the more essential things that you need is your own stationery set. This is made up of business cards, envelopes and letterheads which you need when you do corporate mailing.

How To: Make a journal from packaging materials

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a journal from packaging materials. First, cut a cardboard at 5.5" x 4.5" on each side. When you are finished, create another cut that is 5.5" x 1" for the side. Now, cover the two large sides with a piece of fabric that you choose. After this, cover the middle piece with fabric, and then tape it on with double sided tape. Next, place all pieces next to each other, tape it, then place a solid piece of paper on the inside, and use a glue stick to adhere i...

How To: Make a book without glue

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a book without glue. First, you will need two thick pieces of cardboard paper, the paper for the book, scissors, duct tape, tape, and a pen. First, punch holes in all the papers and cardboard. Now, assemble the book and tape the duct tape around the holes in the book. Roll the tape around and tie it together, do this to all the holes. Now, place the tape around the edge of the book and tape the edge together like the binding of a normal book. Now, write ...

How To: Make a small stitchbound book

Interested in getting started binding your own mini books? In this video from TV Weekly, Tricia stitches together mini file folders for the pages and covers the book boards with lovely paper to create a professional looking bound book. Fill this journal with photos and memories and keep it close as a perfect keepsake. Make a small stitchbound book.

How To: Make a book cover with a paper bag

Need to protect your school books? This free video guide has got you covered. With its help, you will learn how to make perfect custom book covers using a brown paper grocery bag. For more information, including step-by-step instructions on how to cut and fold your own custom protective book coverings, watch this handy how-to.

How To: Make your own art journal

By watching this video, you will learn how to create your own art journal. Begin by cutting pieces of heavy weight cardstock 5" by 8". After you have cut all your sheets, fold them in half. If you want a defined crease, you can use a bone folder. Next, poke small holes in the crease of each sheet. Start at the center and then poke one every inch above and below the center hole. Then using a regular running stitch, sew through each hole of a single sheet. Once you reach the bottom hole, bring ...

How To: Wrap a textblock for protection

Learn how to wrap a textblock in this video tutorial. Wrapping the block allows you to protect the book's inner pages while you are working on the outside of the book. All you need to do is use some butcher paper, or any other kind of heavy duty paper you may have on hand. Lay the spine flush against one side of the paper. Open the front cover and fold the bottom sides into the book. Tape these ends together. Then, with the excess paper on the non-spine portion of the book, fold those ends in...

How To: Make your own book or journal

Why buy a journal or sketch book when you can make your own? You can create a unique and special book for yourself or to give as a present to someone you care about. This is a personalized gift your friends will be sure to remember.

How To: Perfectly bind a book with two different methods

Demonstrator Andy Hirsch offers a tutorial on how to perfectly bind a book using two different methods. The first method is with binding clips the second with a binding jig. You will need and cutting mat, X-acto knife, paint brush, ruler, binder clips and binding glue. Use use 8 1/2" X 11" paper folded in half for the book pages and 11"x 17" page for the cover. In the 'Binder Clip Method', you make all the pages and cover flush and use the binder clips to keep everything together. Ad glue to ...

How To: Do a Japanese stab stitch binding

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use the traditional Japanese stab stitch binding to make books. Stab Stitching is used mainly for office documents and in essence is two or more very strong, long staples that bind together loose sheets up to 25mm thick. The video provides all the materials required to make a book. The materials include: filler paper, two sheets of card stock(must be same size as paper), string, pencil, ruler, ice pick, X-acto knife, needle(must be same thickness a...

How To: Easily bind your own booklet

Get creative and make your own writing accessories! In this two-part book binding tutorial, learn how to make a simple leatherbound soft booklet to either take notes in, draw in, or just carry around as an adorable school accessory. In part one, learn how to prepare for the sewing of the page signatures, and in part two, how to sew the actual signatures is gone over. Good luck with your project!

How To: Make a duct tape book cover

Duct tape is versatile and can be used for anything. But did you ever imagine that it can be used for making a book cover? Protect your books with sturdy duct tape. This tutorial shows you how to make a general book cover for a paperback using duct tape, but the process can be extended to cover any type of book. Protect all your books from damage with duct tape.

How To: Improve your handwriting

Have you been typing at computers for so long that your handwriting has become unreadable? Follow these steps to make your handwriting beautiful again. This Howcast guide demonstrates how to improve your handwriting - just follow the steps!

How To: Make a mini zine

This is a video tutorial for all of you people who don't know how to cut and fold zines, which are short magazines, especially a fanzine, or webzine. It's not brain science here. You basically just print, cut and fold. That's it.

How To: Make a Word-A-Day journal

I have always loved the idea of faithfully keeping a journal with something written or drawn for each day of the year. In practice it has never worked. I decided that I might have a chance if I only had to write one word a day and that it was important to keep it small and simple so I wouldn't be tempted to start more elaborately and then quit because I couldn't live up to the expectation. I designed a series of small books, one for each month, that go in a box made from a cereal box. Learn h...

How To: Craft a five stitch journal

Learn how to make books! It's easy to construct your own books to use as journals, scrapbooks, notebooks, or sketch books. This is a five stitch method of bookbinding. You will need two pieces of cardboard, writing paper, and old calendar, embroidery floss, a ruler, scissors, rubber bands, double stick tape, Mod Podge and a craft knife.

How To: Make a hardcover miniature art journal

Watch this bookmaking tutorial to make a fun tiny sized art journal. You will need five sheets of paper, one sheet of card stock, two pieces illustration board of equal size, and a smaller piece for the binding. You will also need some decorative paper, glue, a needle and thread. These miniature journals are small but can hold a lot of information, depending on how you fill their pages.

How To: Make a book

Make a book using the five-hole pamphlet stitch. You will need paper, a bone folder, an awl and a needle and thread. Watch this instructional video to make a quick paper book for sketches, notes, illustrated stories, and picture albums.

How To: Make a Japanese style stab book

This tutorial shows you how to make a basic Japanese style book. You'll need two different styles of paper, a cutting surface, a ruler, a paper cutter, and a ruler. Watch this video bookbinding tutorial and learn how to make a Japanese stab book.

How To: Publish your own book

Want to see your book in print? Going the route of agents and sending your manuscript off for publication is a long grueling process that may not even pan out. If you're not looking to get famous and you're just looking to get your book in tangible form, take a look at this instructional video and learn how to self publish your own book.