Create Your Own Journal: Coptic Stitch, Fabric Cover

Samantha Lane, Artist, Maker

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11 Videos (1h 23m)
    • Introduction

      1:33
    • Materials

      5:09
    • Preparing Sections Of Pages

      13:44
    • Shaping The Book Board

      3:20
    • Outer Fabric Cover

      11:00
    • Inner Fabric Cover

      11:01
    • Hole Punching

      10:34
    • Thread Tips

      2:35
    • Binding The Back Cover

      9:08
    • Adding Sections Of Pages

      7:14
    • Binding The Front Cover

      7:31

About This Class

Hi everyone! In my first Skillshare class I showed you how to re-purpose a vintage book and make your own journal using the long stitch binding method.

In a companion class I showed you how you can make your own cover from scratch, rather than re-purposing one. For instructions on binding I referred you back to my first class.

In this third class on creating your own journals we will explore bookmaking skills a little further with a new binding technique called multiple needle coptic stitch. For a point of difference, we'll also be making fabric hardcovers for our journals.

I can't wait to see your projects! I use quilting fabric in my project but I hope you'll experiment with all sorts of beautiful fabrics, from embroidered fabric to curtain fabric to faux fur!

Excited? Me too! I can't wait to see your own fabric covered creations! With the instructions in this class you'll be able to make any size journal. So you can make bullet journals, travel diaries, scrapbooks, wedding albums, sketchbooks and more! 

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Samantha Lane

Artist, Maker

Creative from NZ specialising in paper crafts, bookbinding, and drawing.