Bookbinding Kit - Complete Cased in hardcover journal bookbinding DIY craft kit with tools, supplies and instruction book

Bookbinding Kit - Complete Cased in hardcover journal bookbinding DIY craft kit with tools, supplies and instruction book

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Jun 22-29

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  • Handmade
  • Materials: bone folder, glue, paper, cardboard, needle, linen thread, book cloth, awl, book board, instructions

Learn to bind your own book!

This complete bookbinding kit has the tools, supplies and instructions to make one cased in hard bound journal. This kit will teach you to make an A6 (4"x6") classic hard cover book with 140 pages.

The comprehensive tools and instructions make this kit the perfect gift - a gift that keeps on giving. Use the kit and included supplies to make your first book, then you'll have the tools and skills to make more. The instructions include links to bookbinding suppliers, or you can order a refill for the kit from cleverhands.net!

Included in the Kit:

Comprehensive bookbinding instructions
Genuine bone folder
Awl
Bookbinding needle
2 binder clips
1" foam brush
1.5 oz. PVA bookbinding glue*
3 yds waxed linen bookbinding thread
3 Twill tapes
Mull fabric
2 book boards cut to size
2 endpapers
book cloth
Paper punching guide
Paper spine spacing guide
Spine board
36 pcs. signature paper


From the pull down menu above please choose --

Book cloth color:
- Midnight Black
- Cherry Red
- Bright Green
- Williamsburg Blue
- Royal blue
- Teal
- Grey
- Purple
- Olive


Endpaper design:
- Waves
- Contour
- Red Topographical Map
- Mixed Topographical Map
- Green Topographical Map
- Florentine
- Blue Florentine
- Medallion
- Eggplant Waves
- Red gold Marbled on Black
- Red Blue Peacock
- Purple Green Gold Tiger Stripe Marble
- Teal Peach Blue Marble

(see examples in the product images)

Topo map paper is cut from real topo maps so they will vary. Red will be mostly reddish brown, green will be mostly green, mixed will have a mix of the two, or purple or urban areas or large bodies of water - If you have specific preferences regarding these endpapers convo me and where I can accommodate you I will.



A note about PVA glue:
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PVA glue is sensitive to temperature. If it is stored below freezing it will loose its adhesion. The texture of the glue should resemble Elmer's glue. If it has thickened to a paste like consistency or become clumpy or sandy it may have been exposed to low temperatures for too long. If you have concerns about freezing temperatures please contact me via convo.
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Questions? Send me a convo!

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Mary Mar 27, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

LOVED MAKING THIS BOOK! This is my first attempt at bookbinding and I will definitely be ordering refills. My water bottled weight leaked while it dried overnight, and it made the pages a little rumpled. I used distress ink to make the pages look older and it turned out great.

laureloboyle Mar 7, 2021

4 out of 5 stars

I made a few mistakes, but I love the finished product. I am buying refills so I can make more.

5 out of 5 stars

I have now purchased 7 of these kits: a kit for myself and my two kids and gifts for all my nieces. The shipping was quick and the kits are well organized and adorable. My kids and I used this last Presidents' day weekend to build our kits and I am very impressed. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. I have two boys (12 and 14) and zero bookbinding experience, so I wondered if I had signed us up for something that would be frustrating. Not at all! We took our time with each step, followed the instructions carefully, and have managed to create three very fun little journals. Thanks so much!

wraithrose1 Feb 4, 2021

4 out of 5 stars

Lovely little book binding kit! Instructions were easy to follow. Plenty of glue provided for the book. Just enough thread, so take care not to make a mistake and break it. The paper materials felt very good quality and were beautiful. The tools left something to be desired — the awl came apart, for example, and I had to superglue it back together. The glue brush was a cheap foam brush instead of the nice looking glue brushes I see on other kits. All in all the project came out beautifully and I would definitely buy another kit from this place! Good price for what you get!

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