Hello Friends! I am Heather from Ruby & Pearl xo. Welcome to Part 2 of our series on how to create a Junk Journal. In this section we will be working on how to bind your journal together. Don’t worry, I’ll share all of my best tips and tricks for Journal Binding with you to make it easy!
The first step is to fold all of your pages (I have used 10 folded papers of various sizes) inside your journal just as you would like them to appear when you turn the pages. Clip the pages at the top and bottom so they stay put.
Journal Binding Supplies:
Next we will need some supplies for our bookmaking project, you will need the following:
Pen or Pencil
Needle (I am using a fairy large one as it is easiest)
Next you will use your awl tool and poke holes into each mark being sure to go through all the stack of pages and come out the other side of the journal. Warning … and Awl is a sharp tool so be use with caution. Make sure you keep it away from Kids.
Now we will being the binding…
Step 1: Insert the needle and thread through the center hole.
Step 2: Next run the thread to the top hole on the outside of the spine.
Step 3: Run the thread to the bottom last hole on the side of the journal.
Step 4: Run the thread from bottom back through the center hole from the outside of the book.
Step 5: Pull the ends of the stitches taught on the inside.
Step 6: Tie a knot and you are finished! You will have a little loose tail at the end. Now see … that wasn’t too bad and the sewing was minimal!
Overall it’s pretty much a finished book at this point, but of course we want to pretty it up even more and add more interest to it.
I hope you will love making your own books as much as I do!
I will see you in the next blog post and we will begin to decorate the inside of our junk journal with pretty images and trims! You can find the Part 3 Page Layout Ideas HERE.
Images used from The Graphics Fairy can be found here:
Heather ~ you can find more of my art here at Ruby & Pearl xo