Concertina Book

Book number 46 is a concertina binding and it’s a great choice for a travel journal because the spine expands if you add extra items to the pages, such as photos, tickets etc.
Concertina Book Binding | 50 Book Challenge | Vintage Page Designs
The concertina structure is achieved by creating a narrow accordion and then attaching signatures to either the valley or peak folds using a simple pamphlet stitch.
Concertina Book Binding | 50 Book Challenge | Vintage Page Designs
In this case, I sewed the handmade paper signatures to the valley fold of the accordion using a 5-hole pamphlet stitch. Each one was attached individually.
Concertina Book Binding | 50 Book Challenge | Vintage Page Designs
I attached two strips of leather strips to the covers to give the book some stability.
Concertina Book Binding | 50 Book Challenge | Vintage Page Designs

Although this is a simple structure, it’s one of my favorites. It feels very substantial and good to hold, and it’s also a very practical binding. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

3 Thoughts on “Concertina Book

  1. kiwiquilter on January 1, 2018 at 2:47 pm said:

    This book looks amazing

  2. Jan Miller on January 6, 2018 at 5:15 pm said:

    Adding the leather strips adds character as well as stability. GREAT idea! Love the book.

  3. Hazel P. on October 2, 2018 at 7:23 pm said:

    What a wonderful idea, would work really well for dried flowers too.

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