Make Your Own Refillable Journal

Now available:
  How to Make your own Refillable Journal, Art Journal, Sketchbook or Book of Shadows:
PDF Tutorial for Making Refillable Journals

Tutorial for the Refillable Journal and Binding designed by Elis Cooke. 
This tutorial was designed for those who wish to make, decorate and personalize their own refillable journal/ sketch book or art journal.

This 56 page step-by-step instruction tutorial, complete with photos and text demonstrates my original binding technique for a refillable journal with 4 folio sections which can hold over 100 pages. The unique binding makes changing, moving and adding pages effortless. This journal is made with 2 sturdy canvas panels as the covers. It has a flexible spine of handmade book cloth so it opens flat for ease of writing or sketching. The elastic to keep it closed can also be used as a bookmark. These refillable journals make great art journals as you can easily remove your page to work on it with wet media, and then replace it once it dries.
This tutorial is clearly laid out to be suitable for beginners as well as those with craft or book art experience.

The tutorial includes:
  • Tools and Materials Master List
  • Instructions for Making Handmade Bookcloth
  • Instructions for Building the Journal
  • Instructions for Binding the Refillable Journal
  • Instructions for Adding or Changing Paper
  • Table of Measurements for Different Journal Sizes
As the tutorial was designed for those who wish to decorate and personalize their journal themselves, this edition DOES NOT INCLUDE HOW TO DECORATE a journal.