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Journal Making: Buttonhole Stitch

  • Sacramento Book Collectors Club 1721 25th Street Sacramento, CA, 95816 United States (map)

A variation on the long-stitch binding, also known as limp parchment binding, this book has a spine that opens up to reveal the paper underneath. Being non-adhesive or without glue, it was mostly used for record keeping in medieval Germany. The stitching forms beads, which locks the book in place as well as adds decoration. We will learn to make signatures (folded paper) and paper covers, pierce sewing stations, and bind or sew the book.

You will need a bone folder, awl, and needle, X-acto knife, ruler, cutting matte, scissors, and pencil (if you do not already have these the instructor will have them available for you to borrow).

Price: $60 (SBCC Member Price: $50)

To register email Maryellen Burns-Dabaghain at

Earlier Event: June 23
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