My favorite videos (and a PDF) on how to make your own Hand Sewn Journal Books - Hard Cover
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1) Making a Text Block of signatures - shows how to sew signatures together using a Kettle Stitch
3) Creating the Book Casing
5) Make Your Own Book Press
6) Make Your Own Punch Cradle (pdf)
NOTE: The book press and punch cradle are totally optional. You can use a stack of books or anything heavy in place of the book press and an old telephone book opened up using the center to place your folded signatures for punching. That's how I did it before my husband made me both.