311. Scrap Book

Three sections of 16 pages each, or one of 32 pages and one of 16 pages are more generally used by printers.

1 piece Colored cover paper 9″x12″

3 pieces Gray cover paper 9″x12″


Rule, pencil, scissors


a. Lay out three pieces gray cover paper like sketch, center lines to be 1/2″ apart and finished pages 5 1/2″x9″ These are for the leaves of the scrap book b. Fold left edge towards right, creasing along the left of the three center lines,, and unfold c. Fold right edge towards left, creasing at right line, and unfold d, Turn paper over and fold left edge to right edge e. Lay cut and cut colored cover paper 9!llxl 1/i” This is for the cover of the scrap book f. Fold left edge of cover nearly to the right edge (allow about K”) and unfold See third drawing from the top at right g. Fold right edge nearly to the left and unfold h. Glue leaves into cover, spreading glue for nearly a half inch along the inner edge of cover and press See two lower drawings at the right

NOTE This book may be used for mounting magazine clippings or pictures illustrative of school work. The covers may be made to open more freely if an extra piece of cover paper 1″x9″ be inserted at front and back as shown in second drawing bom the top at the right.

312. Small Sewed Pamphlet

3 pieces of Book paper 9″x12″

1 piece Cover paper 6″x9″ 30″

Binders’ thread


Rule, scissors, pencil, needle


a. Lay out and cut three pieces book paper 4 1/2″x9″ from 9″x12″, saving the larger pieces for another pamphlet b. Fold bottom to top and left to right c. Sew as shown in steps 1-8, beginning inside of section A, sewing across the back of sections A and B near the bottom, into section B, out thru the middle of the back of section B, and continue as illustrated, finishing by carrying the thread into the middle of section A, shown at “8,” and tying to the starting thread with a square knot d. Cut cover 4 3/4″ square, fold as in number 311, glue edge of sections into cover, and press e. Put simple line design on front cover

NOTE Step marked 4a shows the appearance after step 4 has been completed. Step 9a shows the appearance after step 9 has been completed. Other sections may be added to these if desired in the same manner as C is added to B in step 5.

A larger pamphlet may be made in the same manner as above, but bringing in an extra stitch to each section, and using the pieces cut oft from the stock for the small pamphlet. The tallowing materials are required.

6 pieces Book paper 9″x12″

3 pieces Book paper 7 1/2″x9″, left from small pamphlet

1 piece Cover paper 9″x12″ 48″

Binders’ thread


Rule, pencil, scissors

Lay out and cut six pieces book paper 7 1/2″x9″, and use the three additional pieces left from the small pamphlet Fold, sew, glue, and letter as in small pamphlet, using three pieces of paper to each section.

NOTE A thicker pamphlet may be made by adding extra pages as shown in the following drawing.

313. Sewed Pamphlet with Reinforced Back

1 piece Heavy cover paper 6″x9″ 3 pieces White book paper 6″x9″

1 piece Binders’ cloth 1 1/2″x6″ 20″



Rule, pencil, scissors, needle


a. Cut heavy cover paper 6″x8″ for cover, and fold to 4″x6″ b. Cut three pieces white book paper for leaves, c. Fold each piece to 3 7/8″x5 3/4″ d. Sew leaves together same as in number 312 e. When leaves are sewed and fastened in cover, glue strip of binders’ cloth around back of pamphlet ancl place under weight until dry

314. Cloth Covered Portfolio

2 pieces Straw board 4 1/2″x7 3/4″, cut from 6″x9″

1 piece Binders’cloth 9″x 12″

1 piece Marble paper 9″x 12″

Glue, paste

Rule, scissors, pencil


a. Cut binders’cloth 8 3/4″x10 3/4″ b. Locate pieces of straw board on binders’ cloth, leaving 3/4″ between them as indicated on the drawing and draw line around each piece c. Spread a thin coat of glue or paste on one side of binders’ cloth and press straw board firmly into place on the cloth In applying glue, use thin piece of soft wood or stiff piece of cardboard. Paste will be found easier to use. d. Cut off corners of binders” cloth leaving 1/8″ to fold up over the corner of the strawboard e. Glue strip of scrap papeir in the middle of back as indicated at A, 1/4″x7 3/4″ f. Spread glue on edges of cloth and fold over straw board,see B Do not use paste here g. Cut marble paper 7 1/2″x9 1/2″ for lining h. Paste in place over strawboard While paste; is drying press firmly in grooves

NOTE This portfolio is to be used in carrying folded papers. It is a first step in case making for book binding. The small sewed pamphlet, number 312, involves the sewing of several sections, and the cloth bound book, number 31 6, shows the fastening of the sections into the case.

315. Glued Booklet

1 piece Heavy cover paper 6″x9″

4 pieces White book paper 6″x9″


Rule, pencil, scissors fold to fit


a. Cut 4 pieces book paper 5 3/4×8 3/4″ b. Fold cover to 4 1/2″x6″ c. Fold leaves to fit cover d. Run a little glue on the folded edge of one of the folded sections and insert it in the cover. Repeat the process with the other sections, placing each one in the preceding one (See cut) e. Keep folded and place under a weight until glue is dry

NOTE Several pieces of book paper may be placed side by side, instead of one in the other, and then all glued into a double creased coveir as here illustrated.

316. Cloth Bound Book

1 piece Cloth board 9″x 12″

1 piece Binders’ cloth 9″x12″

2 pieces of Cover paper 9″x12″

1 piece of Canvas for backing 3″x9″

1 piece Print paper 3/8″x9″,

1 piece Print paper 1/4″x9″,

20 pieces Print paper 9″x12″

Instead of 20 pieces of print paper 9″x12″, anywhere from 9 to 36 pieces may be used according to thickness desired and time available. This will provide for from three to six sheets to a section, and from three to nine sections, Glue and paste 60″ Binders’ thread To be varied for a greater or less number of sections

Rule, pencil, scissors, needle, knife, cutting board

A piece of Binders’ board 9″x11″ will be found satisfactory for a cutting board


a. Make case for book same as number 314, omitting the marble paper used for lining b. Lay out and cut 9 or more pieces of print paper 7 1/2″x9″, and fold to 4 1/2″x7 1/2″ c. Put three or four sheets to a section, one folded inside of the other, and sew the sections together as in number 312 If larger paper be used,, fold It as illustrated in number 217 on pages 31 to 36 d. Glue strip of canvas backing, cut to 2 1/2″x7 1/4″ against sewed edges, press the 1/4″ strip of paper against the glue as it is forced thru the canvas Allow to dry with paper attached as shown above e. When dry (next day) glue these canvas projections to the inside of covers Press firmly with one hand against a piece of scrap paper while holding the leaves of the book straight up from the covers f. Insert a piece of scrap paper between covers and end sheets at both front and back of book, close the book, and put under pressure for a few minutes, or until next day Be sure the back of the book is smoothly rounded g. Cut two pieces of cover paper for lining, 7 1/2″x9″, or of such size as will fit properly, and paste against inside of cover and for a quarter of an inch up against the end leaves of book Put under pressure of heavy books or into a letter press h. When dry, ithe outside of front cover may be decorated by a simple outline in water color

NOTE Writing paper, drawing paper, or manilla paper may be used in place of print paper, and any number of sections may be used, or several printed pamphlets may be sewed together. Economy or material and ease of manipulation will require that not over three or four sheets be put into a section and that not over five sections be used. If hand screws or vises be available, the back of the book may be rounded with a hammer as shown in the illustration at the right of the lower row. This form can be suggested by working with the fingers. It provides a place for the sewing, and allows the covers to lie evenly, It may seem desirable to start with a smaller book and make two books, or to omit the larger book altogether.



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