DIY Saddle Stitch Bookbinding Tutorial | Sea Lemon


Saddle stitch binding is quick and easy to
do, and doesn’t require any glue. In this tutorial Ill show you how to saddle
stitch your book using thread. Here’s a list of materials and tools I’ll
be using. For books with a thick cover and lots of pages,
it’s easier to bind with everything held flat together with clips, and make the center fold
later. Measure and make your holes for binding with
an awl. Then single thread your needle, but don’t
make a knot on the end. Start from the inside middle hole, and leave
a little thread on the end like this, sew all the way to the last hole on the right
end and then sew all the way to the last hole to the left end and sew back to the middle. On the last stitch on the outside, tie a knot
like this, and return the needle, pulling the knot through to the inside. Then tie one more time to complete the knot.
You can tuck the ends under if you’d like, and cut the thread off. Now take the inside pages and press them together
and press the outside cover the opposite way. This will work the paper into folding together
better. Then use weights or a book press to help the
book stay closed. For books with less pages and thin covers,
it’s fine to fold the center before hand. then follow the same sewing method to bind
it. I hope you found this tutorial helpful, and
good luck on your next bookbinding project! Use the saddle stitch method you just learned
and make some fun memo books on the left. Or learn how to make a seashell watercolor
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