January Pick of the Month - We R Makers Mini Cinch Machine

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STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE - Book Binding with the We R Makers Mini Cinch Machine

Craft Products used

  • Cinch Machine
  • Cinch Wire Cutters & Binding Wires
  • Cinch Book Board
  • Patterned Papers
  • White Paper
  • Marathon Tape Runner
  • Vinyl Stickers or Embellishments

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Step One

Open your book board and cut your patterned paper 1 ½” larger than this size to allow the cover to overlap on the inside.

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Step Two

Stick your board to the paper and then trim all 4 corners diagonally. Fold the edges over on all four sides.

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Step Three

Cut 2 x pieces of contrasting card or patterned paper to the size of the book board to create and finish the inside and back covers of the book.

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Step Four

Cut a wedge of white paper down to the size of the book to create as many pages as you would like for your book. You could also use card, vellum or any other material to make pages, sleeves or dividers.

Step Five

Using the peg holes on the top of the Cinch, pop in the plastic guide to correctly punch your binding holes at the desired distance. Slide your cover in and push the handle down to punch. Remove the plastic guide and using the peg on the side of the punch secure the hole, then punch the next section. Repeat this process until you have punched the whole cover, then move on and do your back cover and book pages.

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Step Six

Now your covers and pages are punched, turn the Cinch to the side and pop your binding wire onto the slots. Start by putting your front cover on so it will be at the back this will hide the wire closure when your book is shut, next put on the back cover and then your book pages. Whilst your book is on the slots, using your wire cutters trim off the excess wire.

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Step Seven

Turn your Cinch so that the back of the machine is facing you, slide the wire into the clamp, press the handle down to close the wire and repeat this process all the way along the book.

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Step Eight

Bring your front cover round to close your book. You can now decorate your book using Vinyl stickers, stamps, die cuts or other embellishments of your choice.

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