Friday, 21 November 2008

Chain Stitch Tutorials

Handmade journals with a chain stitch binding have become very popular and people who are interested in learning how to make books often want to start with this method. If you are interested in a quick historic overview of chain stitch binding, there is some information here on our blog.

Here I have compiled a list of some online tutorials and books, for both single needle and multiple needle variations of the chain stitch binding. If you are trying to learn this sewing technique, pick one that makes sense to you and stick with it. If you have a favorite chain stitch tutorial that isn't mentioned here, leave a comment and tell us about it!

Using One Needle

Website: Cat Sidh’s Single Needle Chain Stitch
www.cat-sidh.net/Tutorials/Binding.html

Website: Books and Beyond, Coptic Book tutorial
www.doe.state.in.us/olr/grantprojects/books/Coptic Book.htm

Video: Coptic Stitch Binding with hard cover
www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHAJyzzb4EE

Video: Coptic Binding
www.youtube.com/watch?v=fotqlCgAbDM

Book: Creating Handmade Books by Alisa Golden

Book: Non-Adhesive Binding, Books without Paste or Glue (Vol 1) by Keith Smith

Book: Non-Adhesive Binding, Exposed Spine Sewings (Vol 3) by Keith Smith

Using Multiple needles

PDF: Coptic Binding by Emma Jane Hogbin
www.emmajane.net/files/coptic.pdf

Website: Binding a Metal Book with a Coptic Stitch
www.volcanoarts.biz/muse/artitude/peterpan/coptic.htm

Book: Non-Adhesive Binding, Exposed Spine Sewings (Vol 3) by Keith Smith

Book: Non-Adhesive Binding, Sewing Single Sheets (Vol 4) by Keith Smith

3 comments:

lapaperie&cozy said...

I've never tried a chain stitch binding - but would like to try. This is a great resource. Thanks for posting it!

Ali said...

Thanks for this post Rhonda - Great resources! I'd like to give chain stitch a go too.

storybeader said...

thanks for the links! Now that I've been stitching a little, the you tube videos make more sense. Hope to be joining your street team, once I open my second shop!