Basics of Bookbinding

with Sunnie Bybee

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What you will learn:


Class 1:

  • About Sunnie Bybee

  • Types of books

  • What you need - materials, the purpose

Class 2:

  • Different types of paper, pros & cons

  • Decide dimensions

  • Deciding the overall style of your book

  • Different types of fabric

  • Color scheme

Class 3:

  • Text block, measuring, cutting, and folding

  • Types of cuts


Class 4:

  • Kettle Stitch

  • Glueing the spine, press

  • Press removal

Class 5:

  • End sheet measurement

  • Board cut-out

  • Cutting paper

  • Cutting fabric

Class 6

  • How to wrap the paper

  • special cuts,

  • How to apply the glue

  • Removing air bubbles

  • recycling books


  • Making your own bookbinding fabric

About the course

If you love taking notes, drawing, or journaling on good old fashioned paper and love books as much as I do, bookbinding is a craft for you. It’s a fine art that has been around since the middle ages and offers a wide variety of formats to make your own personalized books.

Open Facebook Group to students of this course:
Curious Mondo: Basics of Bookbinding

Time table:
6 hours

Basic / Intermediate / Advanced

Target market:
Anyone who loves books, taking notes, drawing, or journaling on good old fashioned paper.

Main objective:
Learn how to make your own personalized books.



About the instructor

Sunnie Bybee

My name is Sunnie Bybee. I juggle my time between raising my two beloved children with my husband, teaching private art lessons, and creating my own art work. I studied painting and drawing at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. At the university I developed a strong affinity for, and studied seriously, the human figure in art. I use portraiture a lot in my work which revolves around the folklore and fairy tales of western and eastern europe.

I love sharing my passion for art by teaching. I have taught privately and in charter schools with children ages k-12. I believe that art is a vital form of expression that we have relied on throughout our history to pass down our story both collectively and personally.

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