Hard Cover Book

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Making a hard cover book has multiple steps.
First you need to make the text block (the pages in the book and the end papers). Then you need to make the cover (also called a case binding).

The cover can be covered in paper (including paper that’s been printed on) or cloth. If you have special material you’d like to use, you can even make your own book cloth.

This book uses both stitching and glue. It’s the most difficult of the bindings shown, but only because it has a lot of steps. None of the steps is particularly difficult. And the results are impressive.

Difficulty level: 7 out of 10