4 Hole Pamphlet Stitch Tutorial – How to make a handmade junk journal

4 Hole Pamphlet Stitch Tutorial – How to make a handmade junk journal

Hey folks. Here is another Pamphlet stitch for you but this time a little different using 4 holes. This is a much better stitch for the likes of making junk journals as you can guarantee that at least 2 stitches will go in to your smaller junkie bits of paper, therefore making it a much more secure binding.

For my previous 3 hole Pamphlet stitch tutorial, click here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3Ru6bkfsqM

For tutorials on my other bookbinding tutorials, click on my channel’s video page here http://www.youtube.com/user/CraftyLoops/videos?view=0

Products used:
2mm Chipboard for covers
Handmade mulberry paper for signatures
Waxed Irish linen thread (black)
Craft paper for covers and inside
PVA glue or School glue – I used Aleene’s Tacky glue

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Any questions, leave them in the comments section or pm me. I’m always happy to help and I always reply to each and every comments.

Toodles Noodles, Loops x

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46 thoughts on “4 Hole Pamphlet Stitch Tutorial – How to make a handmade junk journal

  1. Please give me your opinion…how many holes should I use for binding a spine that is 11 inches long? Do you think 4 hole is enough?

  2. What is the tool that you use to punch the holes and is it able to punch holes through an actual book spine and not just paper? TIA

  3. First time for seeing the 4-stitch binding – seems like it would be more secure. Thanks for sharing sych a clean, direct video.

  4. Thank you so much for creating this tutorial! It is super helpful to me. I'm a beginner when it comes to binding books. I have been searching for a tutorial to help me, and I finally came across yours. Thanks!

  5. Finally a clear and thorough tutorial on sewing signatures. So very helpful. I have subbed and look forward to your future tutorials.
    Peace & love 🌹

  6. Man, that's time consuming job… 🙂 I for one, wouldn't have the patience to do such a beatiful job… Thanx 4 a great tutorial :).

  7. Hello..first i want to thank you for all your tutorial.its amazing.
    I write this to help me please..so i printed some novels and i did not know how to collect them like a book..each one consists of single leaves,not doubles..so can not be sewn..

    Thank you so much
    May you help me please in this

  8. So glad I found this tutorial – it's very clean and really helpful. I'm going to check out your other videos. Thank you so much and I'm now a subscriber!

  9. Just the video i needed. I am wanting to do a variation of this stitch, without the thread showing inside. Somehow, hiding it in between, if you get what i mean. So if you tied it before you took it into the next signature. I donr it, but i had a hole left over and they were slightly wonky. Any advice thank you

  10. Really helpful! Have done 3 holes before, but needed 4 for the smaller insertions 🙂 Thanks x

  11. Great tutorial!!! This is what I was looking for. Thanks so much for sharing such a great technique. I just subscribed and I loved your tutorial! Very clear and neat… Just great!

  12. why do you go onto the second hole and not the first?

  13. I wanted to see you decorate your journal do you have a video on that?

  14. Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial! I found you by happenstance and I'm so glad I did. I've been looking for this! Your voice is also very soothing! Thanks so much for sharing!

  15. Hi Lee, this is a great tutorial … don't know how I missed this one!  I'm going to use it on a book I'm doing as a Christening present for my niece.  Hope you are well 🙂 Much love and thanks for sharing Jane 🙂 xxx

  16. Hi Lee, I'm a new subbie from Belgium. I love to see you making those books, they are fitting perfectly into the cover, you make look it easy to do! TFS

  17. Hi , I just wanted to let you know that I loved your tutorial on the 4 hole pamphlet stitch. It was a very good video…easy to see, understand, and perfect for what I am about to bind. TFS

  18. Hi Lee, your tutorials are very useful thank you. I had no problems understanding you at all :). You make it all look very easy! Do you stick the inside paper covers on in the next tutorial?
    I am in the middle of two altered book projects at the moment, but I will have a go at this next! To make the pages thicker would you glue the papers together before attaching the cover? I am not sure what thicknesses of paper are available to buy , I will have to check that out. Thanks again.

  19. Although it was quick, I liked the way you did your cover. Have you done a tutorial on this?  I realise most of the measurements relate to the size of the book, but I wondered about the gullies between spine and cover?

  20. Thanks Lee, I'm not wanting to put tags, or anything in them I just want to make my granddaughters little notebooks for them to jot things down on 🙂

  21. Ps. These Pamphlet stitch books are great for journals too though, particularly as you set the width between each signature, so you can stuff the pages full with memorabilia, concert tickets, photos etc. It just depends on the type of journal or notebook you are after. But I do have another tutorial Im hoping to do soon, so it might suit you too. I'll try and get it finished and loaded soon. Lee x

  22. Hi Cathy. For using journals that you are wanting to keep good for a long time I'd go with the tutorial I did over 7 videos if Im totally honest. Its a much sturdier journal/notebook but it is very easy to make. The books with exposed stitching are great & really pretty but if its stability you are after my 7 video tutorial is the best. It uses the Coptic binding system which has been used since the beginning of bookmaking so its pretty good lol. Let me know if you have any more queries. Lee x

  23. Thank you Lee, I'm going to add signatures to a card piece then add that to the binder. I love how you do your books:-) I only want to make journals/notebooks to begin with, can you advice me on which of your tuts will be best. Cathy x

  24. Silly me, I also meant to say, that you can stitch your signatures to your spine piece and then cover your book covers and spine with paper so the stitching is underneath. Its a little bit more awkward as you have to try and do your covers with the signatures already attached. But it is doable. Lee x

  25. Hi there. If you don't want the yarn showing on the outside, you can always sew them to a piece of card and glue that into the inside of the spine. Or….I do have a series of bookbinding tutorials (I think there are 7 videos in total) on how to make a properly hand sewn book. The 1st one is called "Bookbinding Tutorial Part one. Making a preparing the signatures" and was done about a year ago. I hope that helps you out. Give me a shout if you need anything else. Thanks for watching. Lee x

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