A while back I made a little booklet as a test for a swap. The booklet was bound with the Secret Belgian binding method an I promised to make a tutorial for this binding method.
There are several fabulous written tutorials for this type of binding online, so I won’t do that. Instead I made a video tutorial, showing you how to bind your book with the Secret Belgian Binding. I haven’t found any other You-Tube videos with this type of binding, so I can’t link it to any other videos for reference.
I hope you will find this video tutorial helpful.
I had to break the video up into 3 parts, because it would’ve become to long otherwise. I did think about cutting parts out, but I guess this works as well.
There are 3 parts of 13-15′. The first part is mostly preparation.
The second part is the binding of the covers.
The third part is binding the signatures to the spine.
This was my first time making a video this way. I’m still learning how to do things properly and getting to grips with the talking while doing bit. I think it went alright, but should you have any questions or suggestions after watching these video’s, please just leave me a comment and I’ll get back to you.
Here are some close up shots of the booklet(s).
This book will be a n Art Journal for my personal use, so I decorated the cover a little.
I used some stamping and an old map of the Netherlands.
I also glued some napkins with 100 dollar bills on them to the covers.
This is the template I used to prepare my covers.
And the measurements, should you like to use these.
The covers and spine will fit A5 sized signatures (folded from A4).