Kids Japanese Side Sewn Book
Beginner | 6 min 54 sec
This is a kid friendly version of the four-hole Japanese Side Sewn Binding, no needle required! Kids can use the finished book to write in, draw in and tell a story. And they’ll be very proud of themselves after making a book!
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • straight edge ruler
  • hole punch
  • cutting knife (optional if tearing paper)
  • One 8.5 x 11 cover paper (will be halved to make two cover pieces)
  • 5 sheets of text weight or lightweight paper
  • heavy or stiff craft string or cord
  • pre-cut paper for kids
Learn how to:
  • Prepare pages
  • Punch holes
  • Apply Japanese binding

What you’ll get:
  • An easy-to-follow lesson on how to create a Japanese side sewn for kids
  • A quick HD video lesson  you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Itemized supply list
  • Step-by-step instruction by expert crafter Jody Alexander
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
475 users recommended this class to a friend
Melanie Sholes
I watched this class to see if this is a craft I would like to do with my 7-year old granddaughter. I decided that we will try it. I noticed the instructor demonstrated the binding technique without the cover. Is it more difficult to do with the cover? Also, I'm not familiar with the name of the Origami dyeing technique and couldn't quite understand what she was saying. Perhaps a caption could be added.
January 25
I'm planning on using this at the assisted living facilities for my adult outreach gratitude journal project!
January 18, 2023
Susan Weber
As a teacher, I teach after school arts and crafts on a cheap budget. My students love to doodle and draw. This is a perfect project for them to make.
December 19, 2022