How to Make a Coptic Stitch Sketchbook

Maribel Reyes, Graphic Designer and Maker

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12 Lessons (41m)
    • 1. Coptic Stitch

      0:49
    • 2. Materials

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

      1:18
    • 4. Making Bookcloth

      3:17
    • 5. Fabric Covering

      2:57
    • 6. Cover Ready

      4:38
    • 7. Waxing your thread and making signatures

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

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

      2:45
    • 10. Trimming the signatures

      1:33
    • 11. Sewing

      8:38
    • 12. 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.!