Some time ago, I set out on the adventure of binding my own notebook from scratch.
The first step was the text block, which proved something of a rusty start but still was a lot of fun.
The second one I made went a lot easier, even though the method with the hole template was not as satisfactory as I’d hoped. I have to work something out there.
Once the text block was done, the next logical step was to continue with the case binding. I watched many videos on bookbinding, but the best method ever for notebooks, which I used here, I found in this awesome video: How to make a Moleskine style notebook by Sea Lemon.
Considering the rusty start I had with the inside pages, this went pretty smoothly.
So smoothly, in fact, that I forgot to take pictures altogether. A perfect flow experience. I got out my camera, put it within easy reach, and got started…
Some hours later, I was finished, saw the camera lying there and thought, darn, I forgot something!
Anyway, since I had so much fun with the whole thing, I later made a second text block and could at least take pictures of the cover-making process the second time around. So I do have something for Show-And-Tell. 😉 Continue reading