Anyway, I had a wonderful birthday and all is well in my world. I know I promised a giveaway around my birthday. I'm just waiting on a few more bits and bobs to arrive in the post then I can get a few giveaways ready for you. Yes I said giveawaySSSSSS. I hate giving away just one prize to one winner. So if I'm able to swing it, I like to have multiple winners. But this is for another day.
Today I'm coming to you with another bookbinding tutorial. If you've followed my blog, (and if not....why not huh?? Lol), you'll have seen my series of bookbinding tutorials using a Coptic stitch. After those videos were launched, I received a few emails saying that the coptic stitch looked really difficult for those new to bookbinding. Don't get me wrong......I'm not telling you its difficult as its actually a very EASY stitch to do. But in comparison to the pamphlet stitch there is a little more involved in the Coptic stitch method. Its just that to make the entire book takes a wee bit of time and a few processes. There is actually nothing difficult about it......in fact the Coptic stitch was the first stitch I taught myself to do so its obviously not too difficult if I can do it first time around, lol.
With that being said, I did have some people say as a first time book maker they were a little intimidated by the Coptic stitch which is completely understandable. They asked did I have another stitch which would be a good starter stitch for making books. Well, you all should know by now that there is nothing I love more than a good ole challenge.
So, here is today's tutorial. It's a pamphlet stitch in a hard cover backing and in my opinions its one of the easiest but very secure stitches to do. I could have made it even easier by using 2 stitch holes only, but when you make a book, the last thing you want is for your pages to be loosey goosey in your book and have them fall out. So the pamphlet stitch was my stitch of choice and it worked out great in this book.
Here is the video tutorial below. If you have a type of book or stitch you'd like to learn, by all means leave me a comment or contact me through the email button above and I'll gladly sort something out for you. I'm always open to suggestions and requests, so please don't be shy to ask me. In fact it doesn't have to be a book either. Anything you want to see me make, just ask me. I hope you try this extremely easy and adaptable little stitch. It works on anything from chipboard to leather, paper, fabric or textiles etc. The designs are endless. Have fun.....
Thats it from me folks. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. I'm still really busy with my brother's and future sister-in-laws wedding invitations so if I'm MIA for a wee while, you'll know I'm knee deep in wedding stuff, lol. Though keep an eagle eye out for my upcoming giveaways.........