How to Make a Japanese Stab Bound Journal


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Japanese Stab Bound Book

I was asked how I bound this book, and thought I would share it with all of you! The bind I did for Maggie is a variation on the Japanese Stab bind. I believe the stitching I did above is called a saddle stitch, going around the spine in basically a spiral, then doubling back to where you started & knotting with a square knot.

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    1. […] Click here to learn how to make your own Stab Bound journal, or Click here to buy a handmade book! […]

    2. Penny L. says:

      How long have you been blogging…your good at it.

    3. luna says:

      wow thats good how do u make it?

    4. […] Once we got settled in, Esther demystified the bookmaking process for us all by teaching us the Japanese Stab Binding technique – a simple and easy-to-learn bookbinding stitch. If you would like to learn more about it, there are many tutorial sites and videos out there that show how it’s done – here’s one. […]

    5. IvoryPearl says:

      The tutorial looks a lot harder than it looks on the finished product.

    6. Kate says:

      I’d love to learn how to do this….I am making a coloring book of my drawings.

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