How to make Book Cloth

You may have noticed the "Make Your Own Craftiness Journal" link is now active, and on that page I show you how to hand bind a hard cover journal. I reference something called book cloth in the article, and now I want to show you how you can make your own. Book cloth is fabric that has been backed with paper, making it stable enough to use in book binding. If you try to use plain fabric the glue will squeeze through the weave and it will shift around in your finished project. This will prevent that.


1/4 (cut like a fat quarter) or 1/2 yard of fabric

17x21 piece of Heat n' Bond

Rice paper