Every time I want to start a journal or a diary I can't find one that I like in the shops. Can you relate? They either are too expensive or the styles available don't quite fit mine. So that is why I have decided to make my own book. There are so many pros to making your own hand bound book. There are unfortunately also cons as it takes sooooo long (it took me a day to make two books)! But I guess the pros weighs it down so this is totally worth it. Here are the pros:
1. Create your own cover design
2. Insert the paper type you like
3. Have fun making it
4. It will be much much cheaper!
The choice is yours ;-)I made two books completely from scratch. I planned it to be painted over with an oily sort of fabric paint. However the cover surface did not come out as I expected. I hoped for a neat looking cover, but it turned out to be a bit messy. I would still use this technique in the future, but maybe not in such big amounts. For now however, I do prefer my second book that I covered with embroidered fabric.Ready to make your own hand bound book? Click HERE for the step by step instructions. Happy book binding ;-)