All levels | 22 min 19 sec
The pamphlet is a deceptively simple bookbinding structure that’s easy to transform into something fabulous. Printmaker and book artist Sarah Matthews demonstrates three ways to bind a basic pamphlet book: a seven-hole pamphlet stitch, the link stitch, and her favorite - the dot dash stitch. Use these approachable techniques to make books, journals, zines, and more, and play with specialized tools like the bone folder, a Japanese screw punch, and waxed linen thread.Learn how to:
What you'll get:
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Three sheets of decorative paper for covers: 1 each for 3 pamphlets, the same dimensions as your cardstock
- 67 lb cardstock - Sarah is using 10" x 14", 8 sheets per pamphlet
- Japanese Screw Punch - https://www.talasonline.com/Japanese-Push
- Bone folder
- Two bookbinding needles
- Crawford 4-ply waxed linen thread in at least two colors
- Binder clip
- A piece of scratch paper cut to 10" x 1"
- Sew a seven-hole pamphlet stitch
- Sew a link stitch
- Sew a dot dash stitch
- Use a Japanese screw punch
- Create a cheat sheet for perfectly spaced stitching holes
What you'll get:
- An easy-to-follow lesson on how to do three different bindings to make a pamphlet-style book
- 4 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
- Detailed supply list
- Step-by-step expert instruction from artist Sarah Matthews
- The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Three Ways to Stitch a Pamphlet Book Reviews
173 users recommended this class to a friend
The variations allow for different looks but same basic skills. Love the dot dash binding, looks fancy.
October 19, 2023
Nice to have several techniques, easy to more complex. Good visual showing of techniques with simple explanations to make it look so easy. Looking forward to using skills shown.
September 15, 2023