Beginner | 22 min 19 sec
Taught by Sarah Matthews
The pamphlet is a deceptively simple bookbinding structure that’s easy to transform into something fabulous. Printmaker and book artist Sarah Matthews demonstrates three ways to bind a basic pamphlet book: a seven-hole pamphlet stitch, the link stitch, and her favorite - the dot dash stitch. Use these approachable techniques to make books, journals, zines, and more, and play with specialized tools like the bone folder, a Japanese screw punch, and waxed linen thread.
Learn how to:
  • Sew a  seven-hole pamphlet stitch
  • Sew a link stitch
  • Sew a dot dash stitch
  • Use a Japanese screw punch
  • Create a cheat sheet for perfectly spaced stitching holes

What you'll get:
  • An easy-to-follow lesson on how to do three different bindings to make a pamphlet-style book
  • 4 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from artist Sarah Matthews
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students

Three Ways to Stitch a Pamphlet Book
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Three sheets of decorative paper for covers: 1 each for 3 pamphlets, the same dimensions as your cardstock
  • 67 lb cardstock - Sarah is using 10" x 14", 8 sheets per pamphlet
  • Japanese Screw Punch -
  • Drill-Set
  • Bone folder
  • Two bookbinding needles
  • Crawford 4-ply waxed linen thread in at least two colors
  • Scissors
  • Binder clip
  • Pencil
  • A piece of scratch paper cut to 10" x 1"
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