Bookbinding: Make an Accordion Fold Book
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Choose & Cut Paper6:10
Fold & Tab Sheets8:07
Connect the Tabs6:07
About This Class
In this bookbinding class, we will craft custom Accordion Fold notebooks. Accordion Fold notebooks are a different type of book that you don't see every day, instead of have pages that you flip through, the Accordion binding essentially uses a really long sheet and folds it numerous times giving it the semblance of an accordion.
Accordion Fold books are a great way to present different mediums, like artwork, photography, card collections, drawings, writings, and basically anything you can think up. In this lesson, I will be crafting an Accordion Fold notebook to hold printed Instagram photos from my trip to Alaska.
Don't worry if you don't think you're a crafty person or have never tried bookbinding. This course is perfect for any experience level!
Example: Just completed my notebook and wrote the locations below the photos.
Example: Yup, I'm displaying my Alaska book on my fireplace mantle. You can do anything you like with an Accordion Fold notebook, but dang, it is really great for displaying photos!
Example: You can still handle an Accordion Fold notebook like a standard paged book.
Example: My book is 84 inches long. That's 10 pages at 7 inches wide each.
Example: Look closely at the backlit paper and you can see the tight ridges. For my book, I used a laid paper and the ridges you see are from the paper making process.
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It's not really a common bind, but it's definitely useful even for ideas for other types of binds.
My name is Caleb Sylvest, I’m a guy that likes to make things. I am a Designer & Developer living and working in Dallas, TX. To me design is a way of life and I like to incorporate good design in everything I do.
Bookbinding is a hobby I discovered and have practiced for years. I love the process of taking everyday items (paper, glue, tape) and crafting them into a functional, beautiful book. I have spent years studying the art of making books and learned many techniques, including perfect bound, pamphlet, coptic, Japanese stab stitching and more. I have made books to sell, give as gifts, for personal use, and for decorative display.
Why buy something when I can make it myself?
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Each class covers a different bookbinding technique. All classes function as stand-alone courses, but you will find many binding methods have similar steps.