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This tutorial shows you how to make your own book.
For the binding I only use glue.
 
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Step 1: Things you need

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You will need scissors, paper, some thicker paper or cardboard, depending on how strong you want your cover to be, PVA glue, a brush for the glue, a knife, a pencil, a ruler and paper for the cover. You can also use cloth if you want to.

Step 2: Measure your pages

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First of all, you need to cut some paper to the size you want the pages to be.
Let's say you want a book of the size 15x10cm.
But you have to add 1cm to one side of the book.
Add the 1cm to the side where you want the binding to be. In this case it would be 16x10cm, because it would be a landscape format book. Sort of like the one I made.

Step 3: Make the inside of your book

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Now that you've got all the pages, it's time to start preparing them.
Measure about 1cm on the left side of each page and mark this line. Then, carefully, score this marked line with the knife. Be careful not to cut the small piece off, you only score it so it's easier to fold the paper.
Once you've scored all the pages, fold them along the marked line.
You will end up with a whole lot of single pages
jbeach49 months ago

Thanks for the technique, i made an adventure time enchiridion with your method. Thanks so Much!

jbeach4 jbeach49 months ago

I will get a picture up eventually on my instructable page

R4NS0M2 years ago
Best method I've seen so far! Very authentic looking and perfect for what I have in mind. Thank you!! :-)
ricecakeh4 years ago
How do the flaps of the pages stick together if they are just lieing on top of each other?
sugarfuss (author)  ricecakeh4 years ago
you mean the folded over little bits at the middle? oh, explain, i want to help!
yes, the picture is a little confusing because I cant see how they all stick together if just laying on top? does that make sense?
sugarfuss (author)  ricecakeh4 years ago
okay. so, lets try this.
you can see the pages all lying on top of each other, ready folded. thats pretty much the way they are going to be stuck together as well. the reason why you score the pages and fold the little bit over is that this is the part where one page gets glued onto another one. so the top bit of the little thing at the edge gets glue on it (there's a picture of that) and then you stick it onto the bottom of the page that goes on top of that. makes sense?
otherwise just give this a try, its super easy.
Wow very neat Rated 5/5 keep up the good work
i ♥ this!
shooby5 years ago
Very tidy