Accordion Concertina Journal Tutorial

In this latest project video I show you how to create a simple journal that will expand as you fill it with photographs and other memorabilia that is meaningful to you.

Concertina_Accordion Book

Supplies & Tools

6″ x 8″ paper for signatures x approx. 24
6″ x 8.5″ paper for signature wrappers x 3
6″ x 12.5″ paper for the accordion x 1
6″ x 4.25″ paper for covers x 2
1 yard of ribbon
Waxed linen thread
PVA glue
Glue brush
Sewing needle
Thin bookbinding awl
Punching cradle or thick magazine


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3 Thoughts on “Accordion Concertina Journal Tutorial

  1. Thank you so much for doing this tutorial. I loved it.

  2. Mary Ann Hickey on December 27, 2018 at 6:05 pm said:

    Interesting format and I liked the tutorial. But I am wondering how you determined the amount of slack in your ribbon on the spine edge. I know you just eyeballed it since you initially glued more of the ribbon and then changed the placement. Is there a rule of thumb you use?

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