One of my favorite things to make as a gift is a mini-album. Every time I’ve made one and given it to family or friends, it’s been a big hit. Today I’m going to share a few methods of binding your mini album together.
One of the easiest ways to bind a mini album together is to punch holes on your pages with a hole puncher, then just bind it with some O-rings that you can find at the office supply store. I used this method when I made a "Love You” mini album as anniversary gift to my husband last year.
Here are some more examples of this O-ring type of binding.
I’ve also used a simple sewn binding with a needle and some embroidery thread. I made this tiny notebook as a Christmas Elf Party favor.
A view of the simple sewn binding.
A third method of binding your mini book together is to do the sewn binding, but add an adhesive fabric paper to the outside binding. I made this mini album at an Amy Tan class.
The fourth binding method is to line up all your papers and sewn down the middle using a sewing machine. If you use this method, you’ll have to keep the number of pages fairly low. But I like how this looks.
A fifth method of binding a mini-album together is to simply use a binder, like this one.
And finally, I’ve seen many mini-albums bound together using the Bind-It-All or Cinch machines.
Now I’m inspired to go and try out some of these methods of putting together a mini-album that I haven’t tried yet!
Let us know in the comments about your favorite mini-album or journal binding method.
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