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DIY Kettle Stitch Bookbinding Tutorial | Sea Lemon

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  1. Thanks for watching my tutorial on kettle stitch binding! For those who are asking, the paper I'm using is 8.5×11" 70 lb. text in warm white made by International Paper (Accent Opaque Digital line). See description for more info & here's a video all about the paper I use for bookbinding –

  2. Awesome video!! Best I’ve seen for how to do that style of stitching. Just found your channel kind of by mistake lol. Best mistake I’ve made in awhile lol. I’ll be checking out the rest of your videos on this topic as well. Thank you for making and posting it.

  3. Thank you very much. I did some mistakes at my first attemp but with your teaching my second sketchbook was awesome easy to create. A good teacher makes a big difference!

  4. I'm so excited to find you! I just subscribed to your channel. I can't wait to get back into bookbinding. Your voice is so soothing and easy to listen to, and I appreciate that you are speaking slowly and in a great step-by-step, easy to understand manner! Thank you, thank you! ❤️

  5. So happy to have found this channel! I've been wanting to make my own watercolor sketchbook – with my own paper choices – for so long, but never gotten around to it. This tutorial is perfect! Thank you so much!!

  6. Is it recommendable to make smaller signatures so it flattens easier on the table when reading? For instance only 1 or 2 spreads per signature? (for a small book)

  7. Tried this and it turned out quite good. But I also made quite a few mistakes. Here are those:

    1) Use a paper clip to keep in place the different signatures in place or they will move.

    2) Please watch the whole video before starting. Being the rushy girl I am, I just watched the beginning and thought I could do the rest myself. As a result, while looping the new signatures, I kept looping them through the thread of the first signature rather than the stich below it, which resulted in a not so good looking book. So, watch it the whole way through and then begin😂

    Edit: also don't pull too hard on the thread, it'll rip through your signature 🤦😂

  8. Thank you for explaining how to do this book binding stitch of several signatures together, as a beginner I really found this helpful, Im a bit of a perfectionist with my work and not a fan of the knot in the middle of the signatures being seen, I feel it looks much tidier with the stitch you have demonstrated. 🤗

  9. Excuse my ignorance, but how tight can you make the stitching? Would that effect the book's ability to open flat, etc?
    I would also like to see how to make a hardcase cover from two different pieces of paper. Perhaps a strip of cloth tape down the spine?
    Thanks for the awesome tutorials, Jennifer!

  10. Jennifer, I noticed when I sewed my signatures the stitching shows on the first of four signatures, grouping the signatures four in a group as per your instruction.. Is this normal for the stitching to show or am I doing something wrong.? is there anyway to hide the stitching? Thanks.

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