Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Video Tutorial .....How to do a pamphlet stitch book

Hello my lovelies.  Well........My birthday has been and gone.  I turned 33 this year and for some reason all I can think of is "All the three's.........33"!!  It keeps going around and around in my head.  You know.....that cheesy deep voice the Bingo callers use when they call out the numbers?  Yep........I think I'm going to be constantly hearing that in my noggin until I turn 34!  Nooooooo!  I don't know about you lot.......but I thought by this stage in my life that, somewhere along the way a switch would flick and I'd suddenly start thinking like an adult.  Is that gonna happen any time soon?  Because I've just turned 33 and I'm still waiting to be and act like an adult!!  Ask my husband and family.....they'll confirm my immaturity.  I have a 12 year old brother who has more sense than me!  It should have happened by now, right?  Was I over looked or something?  Maybe the "Adult Maker Guys" reviewed my "file" and decided there was no hope for me to be a proper adult so they didn't even bother to promote me.  They just passed over me and went straight to the next person.  Because I'm telling you folks.......My body may be 33 (some bits maybe a bit older....shhhhhh!) but my noggin is protesting profusely and insisting it's still only 18.  There was foot stamping and everything!.....See!?  Completely immature!

Anyway, I had a wonderful birthday and all is well in my world.  I know I promised a giveaway around my birthday.  I'm just waiting on a few more bits and bobs to arrive in the post then I can get a few giveaways ready for you.  Yes I said giveawaySSSSSS.  I hate giving away just one prize to one winner.  So if I'm able to swing it, I like to have multiple winners.  But this is for another day.

Today I'm coming to you with another bookbinding tutorial.  If you've followed my blog, (and if not....why not huh??  Lol), you'll have seen my series of bookbinding tutorials using a Coptic stitch.  After those videos were launched, I received a few emails saying that the coptic stitch looked really difficult for those new to bookbinding.  Don't get me wrong......I'm not telling you its difficult as its actually a very EASY stitch to do.  But in comparison to the pamphlet stitch there is a little more involved in the Coptic stitch method.  Its just that to make the entire book takes a wee bit of time and a few processes.  There is actually nothing difficult about it......in fact the Coptic stitch was the first stitch I taught myself to do so its obviously not too difficult if I can do it first time around, lol.

With that being said, I did have some people say as a first time book maker they were a little intimidated by the Coptic stitch which is completely understandable.  They asked did I have another stitch which would be a good starter stitch for making books.  Well, you all should know by now that there is nothing I love more than a good ole challenge.

So, here is today's tutorial.  It's a pamphlet stitch in a hard cover backing and in my opinions its one of the easiest but very secure stitches to do.  I could have made it even easier by using 2 stitch holes only, but when you make a book, the last thing you want is for your pages to be loosey goosey in your book and have them fall out.  So the pamphlet stitch was my stitch of choice and it worked out great in this book.

Here is the video tutorial below.  If you have a type of book or stitch you'd like to learn, by all means leave me a comment or contact me through the email button above and I'll gladly sort something out for you.  I'm always open to suggestions and requests, so please don't be shy to ask me.  In fact it doesn't have to be a book either.  Anything you want to see me make, just ask me.  I hope you try this extremely easy and adaptable little stitch.  It works on anything from chipboard to leather, paper, fabric or textiles etc.  The designs are endless.  Have fun.....


Thats it from me folks.  I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  I'm still really busy with my brother's and future sister-in-laws wedding invitations so if I'm MIA for a wee while, you'll know I'm knee deep in wedding stuff, lol. Though keep an eagle eye out for my upcoming giveaways.........

Toodles Noodles.

Loops xx

10 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday :-) I wouldn't worry about not 'being an adult'. At 36, the flick hasn't switched for me either and I am totally grateful for it...as are my nieces and nephews!!!!! Who wants the adult gene anyway.....being serious sucks lol

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  2. First of all, sorry I missed your birthday, I have been unwell for the last 4 weeks, but now feeling a bit better....
    What a brilliant tutorial again, I would love to try making one of these books, who knows.... one day lol
    Tilly

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  3. I'm so glad you had a happy birthday!! I will be watching your sure-to-be-awesome video tonight!! Have a wonderful day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  4. Wow I am so excited this is the first time I got an email when you posted. Happy birthday. Hun I can only dream about 33 I just turned 60. Now that is a number to roll around in your head. I really don't know how that number came to be. I swear last year I was 23. LOL Oh and I got an new drivers license and when the lady handed it to me my mother's picture was on it. Talk about the body getting older.
    Anyway I did enjoy your video. Thanks so much for all that you do. Hugs, Linda

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  5. Happy belated birthday! I'm much older than you but still think of myself as younger than your age! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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  6. Happy belated birthday Lee! It's been a while since I was your age, lol! (only 14 years ago and believe me, it doesn't hurt a bit ;-) I sometimes still feel 5 but there are days when I feel like 60+, or is that the wine, ouch... Anyway, it's good to see you here again, hope you're doing fine! Thanks for the wonderful tut, enjoy your evening, hugs, Ira xox
    irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

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  7. Well hello stranger and what's this post below - a card!!!
    Happy belated birthday Lee sorry I missed it this year. Great to have you posting again - you were missed and oh to be 33 again!!
    Hugs Laurie xx

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  8. Hi dear friend! What a wonderful post - sharing your thought on gettin older and feelin younger! Happy Birthday even though it's late to say so. however, I am so happy seeing you posting again. my internet connection sucks so I only have seen a good half of your tutorial, saved it for later. Enjoy your weekend dear Lee!

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  9. Hey lovely lady! Did you see one of your lovely flowers on Create & Craft TV today??? La Pashe The Wrinklies CD-Rom
    Will be blogging about it soon!
    HUgs
    Dawn xx

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  10. Another fabulous tutorial hun, sorry it has taken me ages to comment I have been a bit rubbish lately, lol I still have all the bits I bought after your last tut sitting on my desk I really must get around to it sometime soon. I hope you had a really happy birthday hun
    Lindsay xx

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Helloooooo! Anybody out there??!! Hey....there you are! Thanks for leaving a comment and stopping by my Blog. Lee x