Judith Hoffman

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Instructions to make a one sheet mini book

First download and print a book from here. The pdfs are sized for 8.5 by 11 paper. They should work on other sizes if you keep the proportions. Start by trimming off the white border. Then fold the paper in half the long way. Open and fold in half the short way. These books are also called origami books or one sheet zines. There are more free downloadable books here.

Trim away the white border.

Fold the paper the long way, with the printed side up if you are making a pre-printed book. Go over the fold with a bone folder or table knife.

Open the book out flat and fold across the short side.

Now fold one short end up to meet the middle.

Turn the paper over and fold the other short end up to the center.

Above is the unfolded book, laid out flat and turned over. Make a tiny mark at the points where the folds meet - marked with red arrows. Cut between these two points.

Above is the unfolded book, laid out flat and turned over. Make a tiny mark at the points where the folds meet - marked with red arrows. Cut between these two points.

Push the ends together to form an "X."

Find the front cover and fold the pages to form a book. Go over all folds with the bone folder.