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October 25, 2012 / dottybelle

Hand Bound Journal Class

Last night I went to the Flexible Hand Bound Journal Making Class run by www.themakelounge.com. I’ve been looking forward to it since I booked a couple of months ago and found it really interesting. The class was 2.5 hours and here’s what I made! Not bad for a first attempt!

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One of my BFF’s is off traveling soon and I decided to make this for her as a goodbye gift. I chose durable colours that won’t get dirty when being thrown in and out of a fit to burst backpack (or a sandy beach!).

I left the class with instructions and a template so I can make more at home and there’s just a couple of tools I need to be able to do it.

Here’s a few pics I took during class. I didn’t take any when I was stitching as I was too engrossed!

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The template we used and my material.

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We made the holes for stitching with an awl. New tool that will also be handy for scrapbooking!

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The pages inside are just A4 paper folded. We stitched 8 sections in to the book in total, with 5 pages of A4 in each.

I’ll be getting some beautiful cream leather to make one for myself, and think a ribbon tie will finish it off nicely.

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