scrap piece of cardstock to use as your template
mouse pad or sheet of craft foam
paper piercer if you have one
twine, needle point floss, yarn/fibers or nylon thread
First, cut your paper and cover, stack them the way you want them and put aside. Take your piece of cardstock you will use as a template and cut it to measure the same height as your book cover. Fold it in half and then open it back up. Down the center line, measure 1 1/4 inches from the top and then every 1 inch after that. This will give you a top and bottom border of 1 1/4 inches. Poke holes at each of these marks with a paper piercer or needle. This is your template.
huge stack, you can poke them all at once. You can use a needle to poke your holes if you don't have a paper piercer. Use a mouse pad or craft foam sheet under your papers when you poke. Measure your thread to be about 2 1/2 times the length of the book and thread it in your needle. I used needle point floss and a needle point needle.
At this point, this is what your book should look like.
This is a strong binding method that can be used for all kinds of materials and journals. I have used it to bind wall paper in art journals, felt, material and even leather pieces. If you want a very stong thread, instead of using yarn, twine or needle point floss, you can use nylon thread. It is readily available in the yarn section of most stores including Walmart.
As always, please let me know if you have any questions on this or other posts. I'd
love to help and to see what you've made.