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4 EDIT: Made some more corrections and adjustments to this tutorial.

3 Edit: Okay finally updated this with actually used methods of book binding other than my sad self taught attempts. Also, good book to buy is "Hand Bookbinding" by Aldren A Watson. I got one for like, $10 on Amazon, but it is the best instructions I've found. This tutorial I've provided is keeping in mind those with little resources. So if you want to go all out, get the book.

2 EDIT: Bought a book on Amazon called "ABC of BookBinding" by Jane Greenfield and this gave me correct terminology and allowed me to finally find the correct meathods of binding the pages. I will eventually get around to editing this tutorial but then there's youtube: type in "kettle stitch" and you will find some fabulous tutorial videos.

1 Edit:Went in and corrected the stitching method for binding the page sections together, this should work a lot better now.

Don't forget page 2= warrioronlydude.deviantart.com…

*Collapses on keyboard*
Gasp! I did all those images on Photoshop with just a regular old mouse. Not fun! Any who here is a fulfillment for a request on "How did you make the giant pirate book." Well, that would take too much time just to tell how to bind the book so I just wrote the basics which could be applied to any size book with any material. So here is and enjoy the knowledge. This technique is my own from which I derived after many years of searching for a good tutorial myself. So I guess you could say this is a combination of many tutorials and many trial’s and errors on my part. This is page one of two cause the file was too huge for Deviant art.
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Pipe-stream Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow amazing tutorial! :D
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
danke
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MiuzakiOwO Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Thank you very much for sharing your tutorial ^u^
I made this following it [link] and I made sure to credit you :3
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Danke ^-^
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MiuzakiOwO Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Kein problem ^u^
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ArtistLucy Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Photographer
Is there a special way I'd have to print my fanfic to get a signature?
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes. Here is an easy way to understand the layout:
Get some blank pieces of paper and fold the number you want in a signature (8 for example) then take a pencil and number the folded pages in order then separate them and lay them flat and you can see where the printed pages will actually end up. How to do this on the computer is if you have Microsoft word you go into 'page set up' and on the margins tab (in my edition of word)there will be a drop down menu titled 'multiple pages' and you select 'book fold'. Then it will give you a second drop down that let's you specify the # of pages you want in your booklet but remember these will be double sided two pages a side( ex: if you select 8 that will print 32 pages of your story.) But this feature is just for small booklets so what you have to do to be able to bind it is you print one signature at a time. So you'd tell the program just to print a 8 page booklet and specify pages 1-32 in the print settings. Then once that's printed you go back in and tell it pages 33-65 (make sure you do the math) and you'll keep doing that for each individual signature till it's done. Make sure you keep your signatures separate and double check the order when you fold them together so the page #'s are numerically in order. Then once those are folded be VERY careful to make sure you keep the signatures in order when you sew them together because it's easy to sew them backwards. One way to avoid this is you line them all up and draw a 'V' on their spines so you can see visually what order they go. But otherwise just pay close attention. I have yet to find an official program or what not that prints signatures so it's a bit of work.
I hope this was helpful and feel free to ask more questions.
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ArtistLucy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you so much ^_^
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svenmarie Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Writer
This is really helpful, thanks so much for making this tutorial!
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome ^-^
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Clouds-Master Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Now I've got work for my summer holidays :)
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
YAY!
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AznDramaFrk94 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Thanks! :) It's very useful! :) I'll try it out one day... maybe. XD
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Takes a wee bit of planning.
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AznDramaFrk94 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
XD I'll keep that in mind.
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SaraleePhoenix Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't understand the "sewing vertically through the holes" part. :/
I may seem like a doofus, but I truly don't get it..... >____>
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Actually, don't bother with that part, I finally found the real way to do it, it's called the kettle stitch, I haven't had time to update this tutorial, but in the notes I mentioned that if you type "kettle stitch" into youtube, you get some fabulous video tutorials. Those should help you pretty well until I am able to correct this tutorial.
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SaraleePhoenix Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Otay! :3
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mossy-tree Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great tutorial :) I must try that someday.
Your illustrations seem very clear (impressive with just a mouse ^^), so thank you!
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'll be updating it with more accurate stuff as far as the sewing goes but I've been busy.
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Xiena Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Great tutorial, very helpful. My tiny little book is on the second stage now, glued and waiting for its cover =)
Thank you for the tutorial!
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You're more than welcome, let me know when it's finished post it or sumthin' I wanna see it!
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Xiena Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
Yeah, and you can see the book in my gallery.
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Xiena Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
I'd like to know how you made 'the doors' of TARDIS =)
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
B|...how I made the doors of tardis?...Uh, I don't think I ever did make the door of Tardis unless that comment was aimed at someone else.
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Xiena Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
Was aimed at someone else. Did you receive another my comment with apologies?
Well, sorry again. I wonder if there is a function of deleting your own comments?..
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Naw it's cool, we'll just ignore it.
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Xiena Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
OH NOES!!!
I replied the wrong comment! This will never happen again. I'm sorry, I'm so sorry.
Just to make it sensible - [link]
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Elenmire Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
great!! this is a very useful tutorial, very interesting
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hope it works well for you.
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darquepinkpaper Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist
This is great! Thanks so much for putting it together and with a mouse too, zomg. :cookie:
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I just hope it's helpful.
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LoneWolfLover Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
OI! I ALREADY COMMENTED!! WHY'S THIS IN MY MESSAGE BOX A'GIN, HUUUUH? >O
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry, I edited some steps and I resubmitted it for the attention of all you intended using it just so everyone one knows there are changes they should be aware of.
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LoneWolfLover Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
HEY! This be computerized! =O
That's cool! Glad to know you're contributing to the book-binding cause! :D
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That I'm not a part of. |D
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BuffyPirate Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
Ooooo..Aaaaaa...Eeeeee...*makes more impressed sounds* Aaaaaand I'm probably not going to do this. Sorry, I'm lazy. But this is really cool!
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HookSilverSparrow Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
Wow, NICE!!!!!!
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Wakerra Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Geeze....takes a lot.....I'll have to save this and maybe try it out one day and put my finished Nami story in it, If I can ever complete it...
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Swashbookler Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
That would be cool!
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Wakerra Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Soon as I can finish and final edit it...
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