Binding on the "edge"

I cannot believe I have never ever shared this technique with you!!! One question I am commonly asked when teaching classes with the Bind-it-All is:

How do you punch just 3 holes with the Bind-it-All?

Use the centering arrow! This arrow is┬áprinted between the 3rd and 4th holes on the top of the machine. Line up the edge of your page with this arrow and punch. This will result in 3 holes – the Bind-it-All punches exactly where the holes printed on the top of the machine indicate. I like to call this the “eyeball method” of punching holes.

You can use this technique to create books with binding just on the top and on the bottom (like the one above) OR for home decor projects, like wall hangings:

And that's it! Easy peasy, right? Thanks for stopping by today :) And to see more books where I have used this method of binding, check out my gallery on flickr.

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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  1. Super cute, love the wall hanging! Also I was wondering if you chose the new DT members yet!

    Posted on October 28, 2012 at 4:12 am