Tuesday 28 April 2020


Have you ever made a Zine?  Here's information on Zines in case you've never come across them before.

They are very easy to make and only need one sheet of paper. Here is a sequence of photographs to show you how to do it.  If you have never made one before, I suggest you get a piece of printer paper and make a practice one.

Take your piece of paper

 and fold it in half width ways.

 Open the paper out

 and fold the paper length ways.

 Open it out (landscape style)

 and fold the sides into the middle.

 Open it out and fold the paper in half as you did before and cut from the fold to the next fold.

 Open it out and stand it up like this.

Crease the folds again to close the zine up and bring the fold shown at the top of this picture to meet the fold at the left of the picture.

 Use a bone folder on all the folds to make them sit properly.  I then numbered the pages - outer for outside 'covers' and then 1 to 6.

 When you unfold it the numbering looks like this.

Now you've practised with a ppiece of plain paper you can try again with paper you've painted or with scrapbook paper.

I tried folding a 12"x12" piece of doublesided scrapbook paper and this was the result.

I tried out a piece of single sided cardstock with this result.

Here are the 3 together

This one I made with a painted paper.

Come back for the next part of the tutorial on Saturday.

Thanks for joining me today.


  1. I have made little booklets like this for years, but I never knew they had a name until this morning. Thank you!

  2. I love making these. Your patterned papers look great


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