Calling all book lovers and crafters! Master paper artist and author Mary Kaye Seckler walks you through the best techniques, tools, and practices to make handmade books and vintage bindings. Her book is an up-to-date and easy-to-understand guide for 21st-century crafters to access the ancient art of handmade books and bookbinding. With her help, bookbinding skills can be used to create your family's next scrapbook, mini journal, personal notebook, composition notepad, daily logbook, novelty treasure. Even if you know little or nothing about the ancient art of bookbinding, don't worry. Mary Kaye explains everything you need: *Clear terminology and parts of a book bind, so you can master the techniques faster *A simple formula for thread length, so you can make book bindings for any amount of pages *An explanation of the best knots so your book can be durable and strong *Procedures that can work for almost any type of paper so you can have more freedom *And more! Mary Kaye's guide contains invaluable recommendations on the best tools, material brands, and avoiding beginner mistakes. Her projects range from very simple to complex and can meet you where you are in your crafting journey. If you are looking to gift the writers in your life but have a tight budget, this book offers you a creative idea. The projects inside have easy-to-find tools and can be embellished to suit your sale. Imagine writing down your daily reflections in a book you made yourself! Others will envy your artistic handiwork, and you will feel inner pride every time you begin to journal. Confidently know how to decorate books you already have with elegant materials and natural elements that you can find almost anywhere. This book is a modern take on bookbinding techniques and processes as well as a handy resource for vocabulary, materials, and inspiration. Cherish your memories with handmade books, or give special books that your friends and family will cherish.