I’ve wanted to do this kind of binding on my journals for a while now.
I looked EVERYWHERE online to find a tutorial.
So one day I sat down and punched holes into a piece of scrap cardboard, got out some floss and a needle and proceeded to play.
(Think old fashioned sewing cards.)
It frustrated me.
How to make it look like an ‘X’ on the outside but straight on the inside to hold the signatures together.
I’m sure someone who has an analytical/mathy kind of brain wouldn’t have trouble with this at all.
But being math impaired IT DROVE ME CRAZY!
And then I got it!
Except, I didn’t write down how I did it! LOL
But after a few more attempts (and taking notes)
GOT IT on paper!
I’m like a kid in kindergarten whose teacher just put a gold star on my forehead!
I GOT IT! I GOT IT! I GOT IT!
Here's how I did it:
‘X’ Binding for Hand Bound Journal
Each ‘X’ takes two signatures.
You can search YouTube if you need the directions on how to make a journal (there are tons) this is just the binding part.
It's a little unwieldy the first time but it gets easier and makes more sense once you’ve actually done it.
(Now that I've done it a few times I'm wondering why it seemed so hard, duh!)