Book Binding Part 1: How to Create a Pamphlet Stitch Journal or Sketchbook in 15 Minutes

Shelley Hitz, Artist, Illustrator, Author Coach

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5 Videos (32m)
    • Introduction

    • Supplies

    • 3 Hole Pamphlet Stitch Journal

    • 5 Hole Pamphlet Stitch Journal

    • Next Steps


About This Class


Did you know you can create your own journal for sketchbook in 15 minutes or less?

Recently, I realized there were not journals or sketchbooks with the paper that I wanted to use and so I decided to create my own.

In this class, I'm going to take you step-by-step through the process of how you can literally create your own journal or sketchbook in 15 minutes or less. The hardest part for me was figuring out the tools and equipment. I researched and it was very confusing to me. Therefore, I'm going to show you exactly what you need and provide links to where you can purchase the tools in your class resources.

By the end of this class, you'll have two journals or sketchbooks using a pamphlet stitch. This is a very simple stitch that you can do very easily and create a sketchbook you can easily take with you to practice your lettering on the go.

Anyone can do this and you will create journals you can give away as gifts, sell, or simply use yourself.

Click Enroll and let's get started.

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Shelley is a great teacher! Easy to understand instructions. This is a simple project. Knowing the actual items to buy for my daughter to make her own journal was very helpful.
Knowing the correct method of stitching this journal was helpful, I will use it for the coaching course I'm creating and offer a free journal for tracking health habits. Then each choaching student can bind their own journal.
Shelley, I love paper crafts, so, I am looking forward to making my own books for practicing some of the lettering classes I've taken with you and others here on Skillshare. I probably won't post my finished book until next week -- when I have some time off, but look forward to the next class on making a watercolor book! Thanks.
Cindy Nigro

Artist, Author, Creative Communicator





Shelley Hitz

Artist, Illustrator, Author Coach

Ready to learn the art of lettering and watercolor, the easy way? I know what it's like to be a beginner. And I know what it's like to battle the inner critic. The fear, self-doubt, and comparison.

But, I have learned to embrace the artist in me and have re-discovered the joy of creating art.

Art can help you:

  • Relax and have fun. It's been an amazing form of self-care for me.
  • Discover the power of color. Creating art can bring you so much joy.
  • Create beautiful pieces you can display in your home or give as gifts.
  • And so much more!

I'm passionate about teaching others and love seeing each of you have the courage to embrace your creativity and choose to create art.

In my classes, I will take you step-by-step through the learning process and cheer you on in this beautiful journey of creativity and color.

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I'm so excited you are here and I cannot wait to see what you create :)

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