How to Make a Coptic Stitch Sketchbook

Maribel Reyes, Graphic Designer and Maker

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12 Videos (41m)
    • Coptic Stitch

      0:49
    • Materials

      2:44
    • Cover for the sketchbook (Fabric optional)

      1:18
    • Making Bookcloth

      3:17
    • Fabric Covering

      2:57
    • Cover Ready

      4:38
    • Waxing your thread and making signatures

      3:33
    • Marking and punching the holes on the signature

      4:02
    • Marking and punching the holes on the covers

      2:45
    • Trimming the signatures

      1:33
    • Sewing

      8:38
    • Back cover

      4:36
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About This Class

Welcome to Bookbinding Class!

You will learn how to make a coptic stitch sketchbook, this type of binding doesn't require any glue and it lays completely flat, so you can scan your sketches easily and bring them to life.

I will be demonstrating how to make your own book cloth, if you decide to cover your book with fabric, how to make waxed thread, so you can choose the color you want for your books. The options are endless!

Please check out the attached .pdf document with clickable links to get your supplies

Start making something unique for you or to give to someone this holidays.! 

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Lovely class! I was looking for a bookbinding class to make my wedding photo album. The class is clearly and thoroughly explained. I enjoyed it very much. Hopefully I'll be able to find all of the materials soon! :D I can't wait to start!
Doodle Mara .

Industrial Designer / Calligrapher

I've watched more than 7 hours of classes, but this one is the first I've completed. Really enjoyed making a notebook. Though it was a first try,so it's not perfect: I've found it difficult to work with waxed thread, and not all stiches were even. But the next one will be much better. Thank you for great class!
I love it! Very nice class! I'm going out to buy the materials now!! =D

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Maribel Reyes

Graphic Designer and Maker

Hi I'm Maribel a Graphic Designer by trade and a lover of all handmade things.

I find inspiration everywhere and try to keep making things, some projects I finish others not so much...but I believe that getting my hands engaged it's half the battle, I love to share what I have learned thru trial and error, so you don't have to waste your precious time and can get your creative juices flowing.

Enjoy where you are, but get excited about the future!

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