Crafty Corner: Japanese Style Bound Notebook


After trying out bookbinding for the first time with a saddle stitched notebook, I wanted to try other styles. I’ve always loved the Japanese style of a side stitched binding so I decided to try that next. I found a fabulous how-to diagram on Wikibooks and used this tutorial video by SeaLemonDIY as well. Lastly this site dedicated to Japanese bookbinding is fascinating if you’re interested in reading more.

The materials I used for this project were:


Start by clipping together a stack of notebook paper. Using the ruler and rotary cutter, cut off the edge and/or holes. Once the paper is cut, take one sheet out of the stack to use…

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