Art Project: Pamphlet Stitch Booklets

Create single-signature pamphlet stitch journals that fit in the pockets of your bag book. It takes three to five minutes to put this project (each booklet) together and it’s easy. The journals can be made any size you need or want.

For my own journey, I’ve whipped up twelve of them — one for each month of the journey.

Materials:

  • Cover sheet: One sheet of cover paper that is the same HEIGHT but two times the WIDTH of the booklet you want to make.
  • Inside pages: 3-4 sheets of paper (or more) that are slightly smaller than the cover sheet. Suggestion for US artists: one eighth to one quarter of an inch smaller all round. Suggestion – metric: 0.25 – 0.5 cm smaller all round.
  • Ruler/eyeballs and pencil (to measure and mark holes)
  • Awl or needle (to poke holes)
  • Bone folder (to crease folds)
  • Darning needle and thread or twine to bind.
  • Scissors
  • Ephemera, fibres and embellishments, as desired.

Inspiration and Tutorial Links

Google “pamphlet stitch booklets” and switch from the “web” to “images” view.

Pamphlet Stitch Booklets (PDF, approx. 8 MB)
http://www.booklyn.org/education/pamphlet.pdf

Pamphlet Stitch Booklet Tutorial (Video)
This is the kind of booklet I have in mind.
The video is low quality, approx. 3 minutes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZTQVyQDufk

Pamphlet Stitch Booklet Tutorial (Video)

As above, but with more pages and more professional.
The video is high quality, approx 6 minutes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZpMG8FCK_0

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About artrites

Some people would see only a middle aged woman, albeit fairly well preserved, but in reality, I'm an English writer and artist (order exchangeable) living in Germany. I'm a blended learning specialist, graphic designer, and train adult education teachers, when I can find the work. There is far, far more to me that even that, of course, but discovering that is the journey you can undertake by reading this blog.
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