Stab Binding III

04/19/2021 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM ET



Students will explore soft covers and how they can be done with stab binding. We will explore concepts that will help you create hinge folds, turn-ins, Z-folds, Dos-a-Dos, and even multi-volume concertina styles of covers. We will even discuss how many of these options can be combined to form additional possibilites. 

This class will be a split between discussing concepts and actually working on a style or two to practice. A working knowledge of a least one stab binding pattern is required. We will not be focusing on sewing during this class, we will be focusing on cover variations. 

Feel free to join us if you have taken Stab Binding I or II, have experience with stab binding, or contact us for further questions. Ages 13 and up.


  • Cardstock or patterned papers for cover (a few pieces)
  • 18" long cover paper (2-3 sheets)
    • 12x18 acid free construction paper is a good option
  • Plain paper for the pages (several pieces)
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Cuttine mat
  • X-Acto or box cutter style knife
  • Scissors
  • Something to punch into (Instructor prefers old phone books to cutting mats)
  • Needle with large enough eye for your thread
  • Waxed linen thread
  • Awl ( A thumbstack will work too)
  • Bone folder
  • Embellishments such as beads
  • Decorative punches (optional