Hot Bookmaking How-Tos

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: Glue in bookbinding

Learn how to use glue to attach the book board and paper in bookbinding without making the paper wrinkle. Watch this video bookmaking tutorial and learn how to glue paper to book board without damaging and warping the surface.

How To: Print and bind your own paperback book

Here's how to print, bind and publish your own paperback book. You need a color or B&W printer, a hot-melt glue gun, a clamp, and a thermal binding device. This instructional video will allow you to organize all of your downloaded files into neatly constructed books for an enjoyable reading experience.

How To: Bind Your Printed PDF Books Fast, Easy, and Cheap

Today, books in PDF are quickly accessible on the Internet, whether free or paid. You can easily read them on your computer or mobile device, but some still enjoy a printed version they can hold in their hands. Printing PDF volumes is a quick and easy task, but the only problem is binding them into a sturdy book, especially when they're pretty thick.

How To: Make a notebook with ribbon binding

This video demonstrates how to make a notebook with ribbon binding. Take a stalk of plain white paper and it would be 5 1/2" long and 8" wide. Fold it in half. Trim off the excess with a ruler. Then align the edges of the white paper. Put this in a cardstock which is 8 1/2" wide and 5 1/2" long. Cover rapid around the white paper stalk to make sure that it the spine is bounded. Take the grid ruler and center it and mark the center and also 1" from the center at each side to the left and right...

How To: Create a cuneiform clay tablet magazine from scratch

In this video tutorial, you'll learn the ancient art of clay tablet making. Back in the old, old, days, before paper and pencil, there were clay tablets. Sumerians used these clay tablets to communicate, record business expenses and more. In this video, you'll learn how to make your own cuneiform clay tablet magazine! Spread the word!

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 notebook pencil holder

This is a detailed explanation on a particular step of an earlier project "Moleksine Notebook Mods". This is my first time working with a video explainer so I'm happy to take comments on whether this is useful, if some voice over would be better, maybe text on the video.

How To: Do the coptic stitch to bind your own book

Want to learn how to bind your own books? For aspiring publishers, or artists and fashion designers looking to bind a small quantity of look-books for prospective retailers, this tutorial will be of use. Learn how to do the coptic stitch to bind a book in this two-part video tutorial.

How To: Make a simple homemade journal from index cards, dental floss and a cereal box

Traditional bookbinding can be a complicated job requiring specific tools and crafts. But when you're making a personalized homemade journal or diary at home, anything goes. This video will show you the basics of making a simple, small book using easy methods with materials you likely have around the house, like index cards (for the folios), a cereal box (book cover), paper, duct tape, scissors, dental floss (binding), glue, Sharpie marker, and an awl or sewing needle.

How To: Make a homemade photo album

This next arts and crafts tutorial will show you how to make a homemade photo album. It's a perfect video to follow, if you're looking for an easy gift to make for your mother, friend, or relative. So check it out, pay attention, and find out how to make this great gift that is sure to last a long time. Enjoy!

How To: Make a book weight

If you're looking for a solution to keeping your books open during a read, you might have considered using a book weight. In this video tutorial, the author will be showing you how to make your very own homemade book weight using a few inexpensive house hold products. The entire procedure can be completed in about 10 minutes, and all you need is some uncoated lead shots, a bag of lentils, a zip lock bag and a sock. You will also need either a sewing machine or a needle and thread to keep the ...

How To: Make a book out of recycled material

Make your own book out of recycled material. You can use thick cardboard pieces for each page. Find some strong tape to make an outer binding. Tape each page of the book down with masking tape. You can then reenforce it by glueing down strips of brown paper bag. Decorate your book with other recycled items such as stickers, photographs, and plastic bags.

How To: Make a 100% Recycled Art Journal From Cereal Boxes

This video will show you how to make a funky hand bound art journal using only consumer waste and unused household items for materials. Items and materials for the project include cereal boxes (as the main material), scrap papers, scrap fabrics, broken jewelry, along with whatever else you wish to use to jazz up your art journal and make it unique.

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: 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 Knit a Scarf & Cap: All in One

Winter. Below zero temperatures. You go out to run some errands, in and out of warm stores all the time. Doesn’t it bother you that you continually have to take you cap off and put it on again before going outside? Well, now it won’t anymore. This scarf and cap is an original and practical winter kit that will get you going in freezing temperatures!

How To: Make Raven Symone's padded journal

Raven Symone shows us how to make a padded journal using your favorite fabric. You will need a pair of scissors, a composition notebook, a yard of fabric, ribbon, cotton stuffing, and hot glue. If you love to write poetry like Raven Symone, or you want to give a cool gift to your best friend. Make Raven Symone's padded journals for your own own writing, birthday gifts or school projects.

How To: Make a brown paper bag book cover

No matter what school you attend, chances are you will be required to cover your textbooks. In this tutorial, you will learn about the ultimate classic bookcover - the paper bag. This video will show you, step by step, how to take an ordinary shopping bag and fold it into a protective jacket for your books.

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: 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 glue bound paperback book

You Tube user go to guy enterprises teach you how to make glue bound paperback book. You will print you book on a4 paper, 2 pages per side, on each side. That means you'll have 4 pages in total on a sheet of a4 paper. Fold the paper in the middle and make stacks of the pages. You will also need an adjustable wood placement for the pages. Make sure you also have a piece of card stock for the black cover. Then align everything up, clamp it down to make the pages staying tight. On the spine of t...

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: 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...

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