Monday, 12 May 2014

Work in Progress Part II

Hey everyone, I have another instalment of my "WIP".  In this post I hope to show you all how I attached my page signatures to my cover insert....

From my A4 Cardstock I have cut a strip that is 1" x 9" and I have folded this in half and adhered together using some double sided tape.
 I have then ruled ups some guidelines that are about a 1/4" apart and worked out where my pages will be positioned.  I then placed a dot where I would pierce my paper.
 I have pierced it at 3/4", 2 1/4" and 3 3/4"
  I have lined up all of my pages and pierced them as well

 Now to begin the sewing process.  I have used some 4 ply crochet cotton.
 and I have started in the binding strip.  I have brought the needle up into the strip and into the centre hole in the page
 then I have taken the needle back down through the hole on the lefthand side and back up through the centre hole again.

and back down through the right handside hole.   I have pulled as gently as I could so that the stitching was taut, but not tearing the cardstock.  I did this for all my pages. The following pics may explain the process better than I can.

The finished binding!!

My pages are now looking like this
Here is a close up on the sewing detail...

I then glued this into my cover 

OOOOOO I almost forgot...if you wish to decorate your spine on the outer cover, best to do it BEFORE gluing.  I have punched two holes added a couple of large eyelets and ran some pretty peachy coloured seam binding through.

 ....THEN I glued my pages in :)

 Now all that is left to do is add photo mats and embellishments.....that is for next week 

 Thanks for stopping by.....

.....till next time 
.....✿ღ.~♥  Live your Bliss ♥~ღ.✿

1 comment:

  1. You lost me at the 1st measurement, oops - my fault. I just don't do clever measurey things :((
    You on the other hand? Genius! Looks amazing Kimi! Love the ppr on cover with butterfly.
    Another Sorreeee. Not being too helpful right now, am I? You are ever so clever tho'!!! :))