How to Make a Stitched Art Journal & Cover

3 Hole Stitched Art Journal

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How to Make a Stitched Art Journal & Cover
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Materials you will need and what the final book will look like

Materials you will need and what the final book will look like

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Stack the paper and make sure that each side is meeting together

Stack the paper and make sure that each side is meeting together

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Fold the stack in half

Fold the stack in half

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Use the bone folder to smooth the edges. They will now have a crisp edge.

Use the bone folder to smooth the edges. They will now have a crisp edge.

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Open the book and begin measuring in the spine.

Open the book and begin measuring in the spine.

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Place a mark (a dot) in the center of the book and about one inch from the top and bottom edge

Place a mark (a dot) in the center of the book and about one inch from the top and bottom edge

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Puncture a hole with the awl in the middle (the teacher might want to do this part depending on the age group)

Puncture a hole with the awl in the middle (the teacher might want to do this part depending on the age group)

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Puncture a hole with an awl on the top dot

Puncture a hole with an awl on the top dot

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Puncture a hold with an awl on the bottom dot

Puncture a hold with an awl on the bottom dot

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Add string through the hole of the binder needle

Add string through the hole of the binder needle

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Do not hold it like this

Do not hold it like this

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Instead hold it like this

Instead hold it like this

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Start to put the needle through the center hole

Start to put the needle through the center hole

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pull and then put the needle through the right side of the hole

pull and then put the needle through the right side of the hole

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Pull through while holding the string inside the needle

Pull through while holding the string inside the needle

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Put the needle back into the middle (center) hole

Put the needle back into the middle (center) hole

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Pull and put the needle inside the left side hole and pull through

Pull and put the needle inside the left side hole and pull through

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Pull and make sure that you still are holding the needle with the thread

Pull and make sure that you still are holding the needle with the thread

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Stick the needle under the secure string

Stick the needle under the secure string

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Take the needle out and hold the string

Take the needle out and hold the string

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Tie the first knot

Tie the first knot

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Tie the second knot

Tie the second knot

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Trim some of the extra string with a scissor, but do not cut it to the end of the knot so that your string does not fall apart.

Trim some of the extra string with a scissor, but do not cut it to the end of the knot so that your string does not fall apart.

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It will look like this

It will look like this

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The back will look like this

The back will look like this

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Use the cover paper and make sure that the width is bigger then your book, but the same size in length

Use the cover paper and make sure that the width is bigger then your book, but the same size in length

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Have the two gutters or spine of the book meet and fold it in half using the bone folder

Have the two gutters or spine of the book meet and fold it in half using the bone folder

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Go to the first page on the left

Go to the first page on the left

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Fold the flap with the bone folder

Fold the flap with the bone folder

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Add glue to the flap only

Add glue to the flap only

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Press the flap down firmly with your hand

Press the flap down firmly with your hand

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Go to the last page and begin folding the flap against the edge of the page

Go to the last page and begin folding the flap against the edge of the page

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Fold it using the bone folder

Fold it using the bone folder

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Add glue to the flap part only

Add glue to the flap part only

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Press firmly down on the flap

Press firmly down on the flap

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The inside will look like this

The inside will look like this

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The outside of the cover will look like this

The outside of the cover will look like this

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