102 - A Fine Romance
Soft Cover 2 hole notebook - 10 pages
- 10 pieces of paper (5 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches) - Beverley
Rellin uses fine Japanese papers, but any type will do
- 2 pieces of thicker stock paper cut to same size as above,
preferably with a deckle or ragged edge
- 2 “fly sheets” - lighter paper such as vellum (optional) same
size as above
- 2 bull dog clips
- 1 single hole punch
- Straight edge
Hold the paper with the bull dog clips and mark out where you want
your holes to be. They should be placed symmetrically, but their
distance from the edge of the paper isn’t important. Punch them
out with the hole punch.
Using one page as a pattern for the covers, keep the paper together
with the clips and put aside for now.
Using one page as a template, cut the cover paper to size, adding
one inch to the spine end of the covers (this is if you are not
using pre-cut paper). With a straight edge, fold the 1 inch extra
back into the inside and punch two holes that are in the same positions
as the paper text. Cut the fly sheets (optional) exactly to size
with your pattern page and punch its holes. Beverley finds it easier
if the fly sheet is lightly glued to the front and back pages.
Now that you have all of your pieces cut, put the book together,
lining up the holes. Hold the whole thing together with the bull
dog clips and prepare to bind your book.
You can hinge the front cover which will make it easier to open
and close. To do this simply take a butter knife and using the dull
edge run a straight line an inch from the folded edge of the cover,
the same distance of the fold back.
Then, when all of the papers are together, take your stationer’s
bolts, place them into the holes and secure them. There you go,
your own host book!