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Layman's Guide to Book-Binding by Supaslim Layman's Guide to Book-Binding by Supaslim
Download, unzip, and double click the file labeled "index.htm" to view the tutorial!

Quick note: petty much everything in this tutorial uses technical terms, since I am not and probably never will be a professional book-binder and don't know the real terms for most things myself.

This tutorial includes:
- a tool list
- what to plan for
- advice for choosing materials
- all about soft covers (pros, cons, how to make them)
- all about hard covers (pros, cons, how to make them)
- FIVE binding methods
- and even more!

I hope you find this helpful :) This file will be continually updated as I get better/new photos to add, or learn better ways to do things.

v. 1.0

:new: Thank you for the DD- I hope everybody finds this useful! As a quick note, I cannot possibly thank everybody who commented and fav'd individually, so I'll say it here- thank you all!
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Layman's Guide to Book-Binding by *Supaslim Suggesters Words: This tutorial has a ton of info. There are 5 book-binding methods explained, and some nice information about materials. It's a great mixture of how-to and recommendations. ( Suggested by PirateLotus-Stock and Featured by shelldevil )
jdmason Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Hello, I was trying to find the link to your post about binding books as it sounds quite comprehensive.  How to I access the link?  Thank you.

BooCharm Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Thank you thank you. I am just getting into bookbinding and this helps so much
Bluelisamh Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you, thank you, thank you :):):) I have wanted to try bookbinding for a while, but had no idea where to begin. You are a life-saver!!!
Dr-Fig Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012   General Artist
I've always been interested in book binding and this seems a really simple explanation on how to do it. Thanks for the guide!
Darkwater-Lady Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am just now embarking on the great adventure of binding a book (for a dear friend of mine) and I found the information you offered REALLY interesting and potentially helpful. Thank you for your awesomeness.
MiryuuChan Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Thank you so much for this! I look forward to some binding this summer. <3
Skier-Skyracer Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for this so much :)
Andecaya Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great! Always searched for something like this :D Thank you for sharing ^^
Amridamri Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Thank you for sharing this ! Beautifully explained.
WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011   General Artist
Amazing! Thank you, I will have to try this when I get a chance :D
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