Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Pamphlet Stitch

For Colonial Day at school, we learned the pamphlet stitch, an easy book-binding technique.

1. Make three holes in a short stack of folded paper using a nail and hammer.
2. Thread a needle through the middle hole, working from the inside of the folded paper to the outside of the cover. Leave an inch hanging for tying at the end.
3. Loop back to the inside from the front through the bottom hole.
4. Make a big stitch from the bottom hole to the top hole along the inside fold. 5. Bring the thread back up through the middle; tie; cut.
5. Decorate!

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