How to Make Zines
All levels | 1 hour 3 min
Making Zines
Books Structures
Zines are DIY booklets (“zine” is short for magazine) – perfect for showcasing your artwork and sharing with friends. Zine enthusiast, Courtney Cerruti, shows you how to make four simple zine structures using copy paper and a photocopier, including 8 or 16-page books made from a single sheet, an accordion book, and a pamphlet stitch book. Courtney fills her zines with found photos and doodles, but you can feature anything that sparks your imagination. Drawing from her own collection of zines, Courtney shows examples of each structure to get you inspired. 
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Found photos or drawings
  • 8 ½” x 11” and 11” x 17” copy paper
  • Photocopier
  • Double-sided tape or glue stick
  • Sharp scissors or X-Acto knife and ruler
  • Washi tape (optional)
  • Awl (optional)
  • Embroidery or book-binding needle
  • Waxed linen thread
  • Pencil
Learn how to:
  • Create 4 single-page book structures (one 8-page book constructed with 8 ½” x 11” paper, two 16-page books using 11” x 17” paper, and one accordion book)
  • Create single signature zines using folded 8 ½” x 11” sheets and a 3-hole pamphlet stitch
  • Add artwork/create content within your single-page zines
  • Reproduce zines on a photocopier

What You'll Get:
  • Instructions on how to make four book structures
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Courtney Cerruti
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
974 users recommended this class to a friend
Linda Allison
Whew!!!Compact, informative course in zine making.
1 day ago
Krystel Avis
Some really great ideas! Can't wait to share at our next holiday programme.
4 days ago
Debora Shon
Very clear, concise and great instructions! Thank you Courtney, again! Great Teacher! :)
March 9