“Handmade Books at Home: A Beginner’s Guide to Binding Journals, Sketchbooks, Photo Albums and More” by Chanel Ly

"Handmade Books at Home: A Beginner's Guide to Binding Journals, Sketchbooks, Photo Albums and More" by Chanel Ly

"Timeless Stitches & Beautiful Bindings to Craft Your Perfect Book

You don’t need to be an experienced bookbinder to create one-of-a-kind books. Chanel Ly, founder of Bitter Melon Bindery, is here to guide you through 12 practical projects that you can personalize to show off your creative side. All you need are a few basic tools and materials to get started.

Learn to craft a Minimal Journal that is not only sleek and stunning but sturdy enough to withstand everyday use. Looking for a Lay-Flat Sketchbook that feels as unique as your art? Make your own with a gorgeous exposed spine that is unlike anything you’ll buy off the shelves. Create an unforgettable gift for someone you love such as a wraparound Travel Diary bound in sentimental fabric or a custom-made Photo Album to hold treasured memories. And once you’ve mastered these projects, you’ll have the necessary skills to design your very own book or give new life to an old favorite.

Full of helpful tips, solutions to troubleshoot common mistakes and plenty of visual examples, this resource will fulfill all your bookish dreams for years to come!"