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Book Making Tool Kit

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Regular price $25.00

Just imagine the creative possibilities when you design, fold, and sew your own blank book from cover to cover! This kit will get you started with some of the fundamental tools needed and are the same ones we use in our Intro to Bookbinding Class.


This kit includes:

  • wood handled metal awl
  • bone folder tool
  • curved stitching needle
  • spool of waxed thread (included color may vary but in the tan/brown range)
  • two pre-cut 5-1/4" x 7-1/4" pieces of binder's board for making a hardcover book  

Need some guidance to get started in the world of making books by hand?


Add the How to Make Books book to your kit! This is a beautiful book about making books, created for paper crafters of all skill levels, book enthusiasts, users of blank books and journals, and all who are intrigued by the simple, traditional art of bookmaking. From zines you can fold in a minute to luxurious leather journals and sumptuous sketchbooks, How to Make Books will walk you through the easy basics of bookmaking. Whether you’re a writer, a scrapbooker, a political activist, or a postcard collector, let book artist Esther K. Smith be your guide as you discover your inner bookbinder. Using foolproof illustrations and step-by-step instructions, Smith reveals her time-tested techniques in a fun, easy-to-understand way.
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