Japanese stab bindings are one of my favorite bookbinding techniques because they are very versatile and can range from very simple to very complex. The book that I’m teaching you to make here can be done in less than 30 minutes with supplies that most people have on hand. Other Japanese stab bindings take much more work and time. The sewing for this particular book is the simplest pattern, but there are as many different patterns as you can come up with – another great thing about this binding.
Watch this quick video to learn how to make a simple Japanese stab book.
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Watch Japanese Stab Tutorial Part 2 about sewing and finishing the book.