Quick and Easy Book Binding Tutorial

Quick and Easy Book Binding Tutorial

Binding booklets is easier than you've ever imagined.  Once you have the swing of it, you'll be making notebooks left and right.

To start, gather your supplies: 

To bind:

  1. Open your passport up to the very middle.  Your map page should be laying flat on top.  
  2. Clamp your passport together with the alligator clip to keep the pages secure while you're binding.
  3. Flip the book over and mark along the spine at .75", 1.75", 2.75", 3.75" and 4.75".
  4. Using a large needle, or pointy scissors, make a  small hole all the way through your passport at each of the marks.
  5. Thread your needle and, with the book still clamped and open, start threading from the map side at point no. 3, using the photo below as a template. Leave a 2" tail inside the book for tying off later.  The thread will go through the holes in the following order: 3, 4, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 2.
  6. When you've finished pulling the thread through all the holes, tie in a tight knot and trim the string.

That's it!  Now you're ready for to explore some new books.  Happy reading!




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