Registered: April 12, 2005 Location: All you need is love.......AND stamps!! Posts: 13949
Wed, Jan 17, 2007 @ 7:16 AM
I LOVE this project!! I am wondering how you got the binding so tight together. I keep thinking about trying one of these myself but I'm worried about having the binding part be too lose. Pm me if you can and let me know how you did such a great job!!!
Registered: January 13, 2004 Location: South Texas Posts: 3845
Thu, Jan 18, 2007 @ 5:14 AM
Just in case anyone else is wondering, this is how I did the binding:
I folded the two bags in half (yes, I kept this book quite small, but I don't know why it wouldn't work on a larger scale, too), added a teeny bit of glue down the fold, and then laid them together, the bottom one (which was the outside) with the open end on the left and the second one with the open end on the right. I then folded them together and glued a strip of patterned paper (prefolded) along the edge. I only glued it on the front, though, then pierced three holes, strengthened it with some mini brads. Once I fanned out the back of the brads I glued down the remainder of the paper spine on the back. The patterned paper is somewhere between copy paper and cardstock in weight; sturdy enough but not overly heavy. I used PVA glue for everything as I wanted a strong but flexible hold. I let that dry for about half an hour, then folded back each "page" along the paper spine so that the pages turn easily. After the creases were made, I used more PVA (with a toothpick), "cramming" it into the center between each page for added strength.