Generic Book Assembly Ver. 3 with Finished Edges

Required tools and supplies:

  • X-acto knife and fresh blade
  • A thin metal straight-edge ruler. Make fold lines by pressing against edge of the ruler.
  • Tweezers
  • Good cutting mat
  • Detailing scissors
  • Fast-grab, quick-dry white craft glue that dries clear
  • Small piece of aluminum foil to use as a glue pot
  • Artist's paint brush to apply glue
  • Small black office clips


1.  Cut out all pieces. Stack unfolded pages and pinch pages with small black office clip. Place a piece of heavy paper under the clip so as not to damage the pages with the clip.
  2. Paint a thick layer of glue to the entire length of the spine edge of the pinched pages. Allow glue to dry thoroughly.

3. Fold the six edges of the book cover. Take care to make the diagonal seams meet each other's edge.

4. Glue into place.

5. Glue the inner leaves/lining to the inside covers.

6. Paint another layer of glue to the spine area of the book pages.
7. Carefully center and place page bundle to the unfinished area of the inner spine of cover. DO NOT CLOSE BOOK!

Notice how the book is propped between a stapler and tape dispenser. The point is to keep the spine in contact with the pages without closing the book's cover. If the book cover is closed against the pages, you risk getting glue on the front and final pages of the book--and that would ruin the pages.


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