Create Your Own Journal: Repurpose a Vintage Book

Samantha Lane, Artist, Maker

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18 Videos (58m)
    • Introduction

      1:02
    • Choose a Vintage Book

      1:44
    • Equipment You Will Need

      2:32
    • Remove the Original Pages

      1:53
    • Reinforce the Spine

      2:30
    • Reuse Inside Cover Illustrations (Option 1)

      1:51
    • Attach Your Own Inside Cover (Option 2)

      4:44
    • Make A Page Template

      2:30
    • Find the Grain of Your Paper

      0:43
    • Cut or Tear Your Pages, Fold & Press

      3:47
    • Make a Hole Punch Template

      3:28
    • Hole Punch the Spine

      3:02
    • Hole Punch the Sections

      3:39
    • Prepare Your Thread

      1:40
    • Bind Your Book: Part 1

      7:04
    • Bind Your Book: Part 2 (Repeat)

      5:31
    • Added Tutorial: Alternative Stitching Pattern

      10:12
    • Congratulations!

      0:28

About This Class

Learn how easy it is to repurpose vintage books for making your own unique journals. We begin by deconstructing a found book. Then I cover important tips and tricks for creating new journal pages using your preferred paper so your journal is filled with your favourite textures and colors. Finally, you'll learn a simple long-stitch method to bind your pages into their cover. With these skills you will be able to create journals, travel diaries, scrapbooks, wedding albums, sketchbooks and more.

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This class was outstanding! The instructor did a stellar job of explaining every step so that a novice (like myself) could understand how to complete this project from start to finish. She made what could've have been a complicated process, easy. I am so excited about this class and will be looking for future classes from this instructor!
Love this class! It was very well organized with clear and concise sections. It was very easy and fast to review one of the steps if needed. Thank you!
Tobi Goldspink

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Samantha Lane

Artist, Maker

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