Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Bookbinding Made Easy + A Giveaway

ATGLEN, PA - Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. would like to introduce Introduction to Bookbinding & Custom Cases: A Project Approach for Learning Traditional Methods
Tom Hollander
Cindy Hollander

The high quality of traditional bookbinding is renowned, and while apprenticeships are difficult to come by today, this step-by-step guide by expert hand-binders is the next best thing. Teaching you valuable beginning- and intermediate-level skills, using their trademark hands-on approach, the Hollanders explain the basics of the craft, then guide you through five projects. Detailed instructions and photos help you to success. You’ll master the pamphlet book style, the flat-back book, the round-back book, and the construction of slipcases and clam shell boxes for decorative book protection. Along with formulas to help you navigate making your own custom-size books, an extensive glossary of bookbinding terms and a list of resources offer ongoing support. A gallery of the authors’ handmade books and boxes provides inspiration.

I have wanted to do bookbinding for at least two years now and watch so many You Tube videos on how to get started. Slowly but surely I have started getting some of the supplies necessary and collecting books so I can use the covers. I am also organizing my signatures so I know how large of  book I need for each project. I still need a few more items but this book makes me feel like I shouldn't be afraid anymore. Just go for it.

The book is full of step-by-step instructions from covering your books, to stitching your signatures and the best way to size your pieces. I love that every section has a colorful photo. I learn by watching so this really is helpful to me and probably why I feel like I got this! I cannot wait to post my first book. I am full of ideas and motivated to get started.

I hope to do at least one Junk Journal, and a Book of Cards for my husband and children featuring cards they received for their birthday's.

If you are interested in learning more visit Schiffer Publishing

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered.


  1. My favorite craft project is scrapbooking we really enjoy it.

  2. Shell Art live in Florida love Shell Crafts

  3. I make things with old wine bottles. Wind chimes, lamps, lanterns, incense burners...anything I can think of!

  4. I like rebuilding furniture.

  5. My favorite craft project at the moment is beads with the grandchildren. Necklaces, bracelets, headbands.


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