Beginner Bookbinding Class: Making Simple Notebooks Using the Hitch Stitch

Carolyn Eady, Bookbindiner / Owner of Sprouts Press

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10 Lessons (40m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:51
    • 2. Tools You'll Need

      3:35
    • 3. Materials You'll Need

      5:07
    • 4. Preparing Materials: Sizing & Cutting

      9:02
    • 5. Preparing Materials: Folding & Punching

      3:42
    • 6. All About Thread

      2:55
    • 7. Sewing the Hitch Stitch

      7:33
    • 8. Embellishing & Finishing Touches

      3:43
    • 9. Next Project: Ideas & Inspiration

      2:08
    • 10. Final Thoughts

      0:26

About This Class

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Join book artist Carolyn Eady of Sprouts Press in this online beginner Bookbinding Class for some paper fun! You’ll learn the simple step-by-step Hitch Stitch method to hand craft your own notebook from scratch.

First we’ll cover the basics: tools, materials, and prep work. Then we’ll jump into the main project: a 1-signature notebook that showcases the gorgeous stitch of this method on the spine. Then get creative and explore how to embellish your notebook and make it your own!

No experience is needed, beginners are welcome! By the end of this 40 minute class you’ll have the skills needed to hand craft your own unique notebooks!