the japanese stab bind
This is an easy technique for making cute little books. All you need is scraps of paper, a hole punch and string of some kind.
Step 1: Cut a small stack of paper down to 3″ by 3″ (or whatever size you want)
Step 2: Mark where your holes will go, every 1/2″. This sheet will become your template for punching holes.
Step 3: Cut covers for your little book from scrapbook paper.
Step 4. Put your hole punching template on top of the stack and punch away.
Step 5: Get some thread or string. I use waxed linen thread.
Step 6: Start threading. You can do lots of different patterns to keep your pages together, so be creative.
Step 7: When you’re done, bring the threads together and tie a bow or a knot.
I made them in a woodgrain paper, but these could be made in anything for different occasions. Maybe a cute way to make a valentine?
the picture with the waxed linen thread… awesome. the shadows fall just perfectly!!
i’m loving my little notebook ;) but i’m afraid to write anything in it… what if it’s not important enough and i need to save the notebook for something better?! ah… decisions.
Cute little book – would be fun to make a mini scrapbook this way!
So cute! Love these little books :)
I like the style of the stitch. My Michaels has that wood grained paper on clearance right now.
Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com
aw this is so cute! Thanks for your sweet comments about my sushi :)
We’re making a few sets of these tomorrow to give out as gifts. Thank you so much!
awesome tutorial! thanks!
fine little home
what a wonderful tutorial, the pics are just fab! i hope you don’t mind me posting it on my bloggity blog, just so lovely!
What a great, easy idea for a lot of occasions – publish a few special poems you write for someone, keep trace of special dates or events – just lots of things come to mind!
Blue Star Vermont
A lovely book, beautifully photographed. When I have time to take a break from sewing aprons I would love to get back to making books and start with this simple gem of a book you have here. Would you like me to pin this to Pinterest to spread word of your good work there?
sorry, but I am not very crafty and wonder how you punched all the holes?
They used a hole-puncher I think. I couldn’t find one that small in my area, so instead when I do this I’ll do paper piercing. Here’s a URL on how: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/paperpiercing
I don’t have the paper piercing tool, so I’m going to substitute mine with a needle of some sort.
They used a hole-puncher. The ones in my area are too large for this, so if you’re having the same problem as me, you can just do paper piercing. Here’s a URL on how: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/paperpiercing
I don’t have the tools for this, so I’ll prolly just use a needle.