There are two traditional ways to do the corners. In the first one you make an easier cut that’s why its called a “beginner corner”.
How to fold the cardboard.
You will need a ruler and a bone. First, mark the future crease from the inside. Then, keeping the ruler in the same place, start (more…)
Have you noticed how rolled paper towels never rip straight down, like you want them to? Ever wondered why?
Correct! Because of the way fibers are aligned in the paper. You can imagine that checking for the fibers in the paper or even cardboard for book covers is extremely important. If done correctly, the fibers will help the book stay flat and will fold easily. If done incorrectly, the fibers in the book may bow or warp it. (more…)
You will need just trimmed and folded paper, non-trimmed thicker cover paper, bookbinder’s bone, string, knife, needle and imagination to customize this super basic design. Note that the soft cover for this design is trimmed after the book is glued & set. (more…)
Just finished a new book design with traditional binding, hard cover and an open back! FYI, decorative embroidery on the spine is also a part that holds the book together. ^_^ And it just took 10 hours.