3d. Choose an edge of the book cloth
and smear glue on the underside. Fold
the book cloth over the board and
hold until it sets. Repeat for the other
3 edges, the window edges, and the
4. PUT THE WINDOW IN PLACE
4a. The window can be made of mica
or polycarbonate. Both can be cut with
scissors or a knife. Cut the material to
size (slightly larger than the opening).
4b. Use an awl to poke holes in the
window where nails will be placed.
Place the mica or polycarbonate
over the opening, then use it as a
template to pierce holes through
the board as well.
4c. Place miniature nails in the holes.
The nails may go through the back
of the board. If necessary, clip the
nail ends even with the board, using
wire cutters. Add a drop of super glue
over each nail hole and let it dry.
5. COVER THE INSIDE
5a. Cut 2 pieces of book cloth that are
¼" shorter than your covers’ height
and width. For the cover with the window, center the cloth on the board,
flip over, and trace. Cut the opening.
5b. Brush glue along the back of the
book cloth. Center the book cloth over
the board and adhere it using the bone
folder. Wrap it in wax paper and place it
under some heavy books to dry.
5c. Repeat Steps 5a–5b with the remaining cover.