$40 + $10 materials
Create an exquisite treasure to hold in your hands, to record the days of your life. Use your new skills to make more books for yourself and for gifts. Finally a way to use your stash of fabric and paper!
If you are new to bookbinding, the sewn boards book is a good place to start. It is relatively easy and requires no special tools. If your are an experienced bookbinder, this binding is an elegant structure to add to your repertoire.
The boards or covers of the sewn-boards binding are sewn into place (rather than being glued or laced as in other bindings) at the same time that you are sewing the text pages. The boards are the exact same size as the text.
The spine of the book is covered in cloth and the boards are covered in a coordinating decorated paper. Because the covering materials are glued only at the edges, the book has a pleasant pillow-like feel in the hand.