Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday: Japanese Bookbinding

Howdy, readers!  I thought it was about time I shared another tutorial with you.  And given my recent infatuation with making books, why not a bookbinding tutorial?

Of course, there are oodles of different binding techniques.  I've only tried a few, thus far, myself.  But one of the simplest and prettiest is the Japanese stab binding. All you need, aside from your paper and cover material, is a paper cutter (or scissors, if you can cut a straight line), something to poke holes with, and some kind of thin ribbon, twine, or other fiber.  And the technique couldn't be easier.  Check it out...

There you go.  Now hop to it!  And if you do give this a shot, don't forget to come back and share! 


  1. Cool, I will watch when I have a few extra minutes! I've never tried binding.

  2. This looks fun! I can't wait to give it a try! Thanks!

  3. cute little book! I was interested to see how you finished it off - real easy to find part 2! Lots of fun, like usual! Thanks! {:-D