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Learn how to bind your own hardcover or soft cover book!

I recently bought a book on bookbinding.* It was a valuable resource, I changed a few of the instructions to suit my needs. This instructable presents a a method of bookbinding using ribbon and thread to hold a number of small booklets (signatures) together.

*Real Life Journals by Gwen Diehn

Step 1: Gather Materials

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Materials:
  Ribbon - 1/2 inch
  Thin hemp cord or thread
  Cover material
  Paper - for pages and concertina
  Glue stick

Tools:
  Needle
  Awl
  Ruler
  Weight
  Tape