This is the second iteration of a laser cut book cover with living hinges. In my last post, I didn't add holes for a traditional binding, so I ended up screwing in a metal binder mechanism.
I sewed card stock signatures to the peaks of the accordion.
|I sewed the left and right most creases of the hinge to the cover.|
|I used red waxed linen thread to sew in the accordion hinge.|
I had to try this a couple of times, because the first accordion
hinge that I created was too wide and too tall.
|Because there is so much room for expansion,|
this binding would work well for adding ephemera or
|I had to trim the height of the signatures so they didn't interfere with the|
elastic closure. In a future iteration, I would paint the watercolor
paper used for the accordion hinge; white is pretty boring.
|The cover can fold flat once the accordion hinge is sewn in.|