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Sprinkles Remix Stitch Bound Album Tutorial
Gather papers and cutaparts from the Sprinkles Remix Page Kit.
Trim two (2) each of the 12x12 pink, blue, and mint papers and one (1) 12x12 orange paper to 8.25x10.5" with the grain direction short. Score and fold each paper horizontally at 5.25". The large trimmed cutapart fits perfectly on the front of the album to create the cover.
Create a piercing template with a white strip of scrap paper measuring approximately 3x9". Lay the paper horizontally on a Club Scrap Desk Blotter. Temporarily place a folded signature onto the paper strip and mark the top and bottom edges of the signature. Draw a line at each spot with a marker and Acrylic Ruler.
Beginning with the top edge, measure and draw additional lines at 5/8, 1-1/8, 2-1/8, 3-1/8, 5-1/8, 6-1/8, 6-7/8, and 7-5/8".
Lay a folded pink signature into a Piercing Cradle. Align the piercing template with the top and bottom edges as indicated by the marks.
Pierce holes along the scored line following the marks on the template. The piercing cradle makes it so much easier to accurately pierce the holes directly into the fold of the paper.
Stack the pierced pink signature over the next two signatures and transfer the stitching holes with an awl.
Continue to pierce holes using the pink signature as a template until all the pages are pierced.
Cut two 3.5" lengths of Sprinkles Remix plaid ribbon.
Tape one ribbon to the first pink signature, between the 2nd and 3rd stitching holes. Repeat with the second ribbon between the 6th and 7th holes.
Thread a tapestry needle with a two-yard length of waxed linen thread. Pick up the first pink signature and stitch from the spine into the signature, leaving a 3" tail. Continue to go in and out of the stitching holes and over the ribbons. At the end of the signature, ensure that the thread is pulled taught and there is no slack, being very careful not to tear the paper.
Pick up the second signature (blue) and enter the hole adjacent to the last hole on the pink signature. Continue to stitch in and out of the pierced holes.
At the top of the second signature, tie a knot with the 3" tail.
Pick up the third signature (mint), enter the adjacent hole and continue stitching as before. At the bottom of the page perform a kettle stitch securing the mint to the blue signature. Slide the needle between the first and second signatures.
Make a small loop with the thread.
Drop the needle through the loop.
Pull the thread and secure the pages together with the knot.
Continue this process to complete the stitching of the book. Thread the exposed tails through their adjacent stitching holes to the inside of the book. Tie a knot around the inside spine stitch to secure and trim any excess thread with a scissors. Tape the ribbons to the back cover.
Adhere the large sundae cutapart to the front cover to hide the ribbon tails.
Trim a 5x8" panel from the Sprinkles Remix 12x12 Cone Print to cover the back of the album.
Let's take another look at the finished album.
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