DIY Long Stitch Bookbinding Tutorial | Sea Lemon


Long stitch binding involves sewing pages
directly to the book cover. This type of binding allows the pages to lay flat and it doesn’t
require any glue. There is a variety of ways to long stitch
bind, with variations in the stitch methods. In this tutorial, I’ll show a common long
stitch binding method, with a link stitch variation. To demonstrate this binding, I’m using six
signatures which already have pierced holes, this piece of leather for the cover which
already has the holes pierced as well, and a large sewing needle double threaded with
waxed embroidery thread and a knot on the end. This tutorial will mainly focus on just the
long stitch binding itself, to help you learn the binding method before applying it to a
project. If you want to learn more about how I set
up the pages, cover and how I finished this particular book, you can check out this video
here or find the link in the description below. For more projects you can apply this binding
method to, check out my DIY Bookmaking Projects playlist on my channel. Ok, let’s start. Sew into the first hole from the inside of
the signature to the outside cover. Now sew back into that same hole, but stop
once you have made a little loop on the outside. Then sew into the next hole, out to the cover, and back in completely, but still keeping
that little loop on the first hole. Continue sewing through the entire row. When you reach the last hole, grab the next
signature and from the outside cover, sew into the first hole. And continue sewing through the entire row. When you reach the end, on the outside cover,
sew through the little loop you made. Then return the needle into the next signature. Continue sewing through the entire row. When you reach the last hole, on the outside
cover, loop under the previous signature’s stitch. Then return the needle into the next signature. And continue sewing through the entire row. When you reach the last hole, on the outside
cover, loop under the previous signature’s stitch. And like before, return the needle into the
next signature. And continue sewing through the entire row. If you run out of thread, you can just tie
it off in a knot on this inside of the signature. Tuck the ends under and cut it off. And tie a new threaded needle on with a knot,
and continue binding with the same method, looping under the previous signature’s stitch
at the ends. When you reach the last hole on the last signature,
loop under the previous signature’s stitch as before, but return the needle back into
the same hole. Then tie the thread off in a knot, tuck the
ends in and cut it off. Then the binding is complete. I hope you found
this tutorial helpful. Feel free to like, share and leave your comments below. For more tutorials, be sure to subscribe and
check out my channel. If you want to see how I finished this book, check out the recipe
journal tutorial on the left. For another similar binding method, check
out the saddle stitch binding tutorial on the right. You can find these links and more in the description
below.

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