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Posted on: 6/7/09 8:30 PM
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If you have a favorite softcover sewing book (or cookbook), you can take it to your local copy shop (Kinkos, etc) and have it coil bound. My copy of "Power Sewing Step-by-Step" was not coil bound and would not lay flat. I took it to the copy shop near my office and had it coil bound. It was about $3-4. I have had several other books done this way. So much easier to use because they will lay flat.

Here's it is laying open: http://www.flickr.com/photos/plionberger/3604879851/

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leanmeansewingmachine said...
What a great idea!
6/7/09 9:03 PM
PVA said...
This is a great tip! I've done it with some of my favorite "How-to" books & it makes them so much easier to use while learning some new techniques.
6/8/09 0:50 AM
Oceanpeg said...
I like this idea too.
6/8/09 1:36 AM
Pam~Off The Cuff~ said...
Great tip Peggy..thanks !
6/8/09 6:27 AM
kathleen1304 said...
Clever girl!
6/8/09 6:56 AM
Judy Kski said...
What an excellent tip! Thanks for sharing.
6/8/09 8:35 AM
Bernie R. said...
Great tip! Thanks for sharing...
6/8/09 11:51 AM
Maripat said...
Thanks you ,Thank you. What a great idea!
6/8/09 6:01 PM
Rita K said...
I did this with several sewing books as well as my sewing machine instruction books & upgrades. I had pocket pages added & pages to hold the upgrade CDs. A couple of my books had pages that were falling out so this solved several problems.
6/9/09 9:42 PM
Peggy L said...
Adding pocket pages is a great idea!
6/10/09 7:24 AM
ryansmumAria said...
Oh, I love it! THanks I had no idea this could be done . I love learning new tricks!!! thank you
6/12/09 11:56 PM
squirrellypoo said...
Great idea! I didn't even know places could do that to books that were already bound...
6/25/09 7:21 AM
 
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