Some patterns are listed in “Numbered pages” and others in “fold number”. It’s important to understand the difference. “Numbered pages” refers to printed numbers in your book. Your pattern will be numbered 1, 3, 5 etc. “Fold number” refers to the number of physical pages to be folded. You’ll need twice as many printed numbers as you have folds. This is because when you fold page 11, page 12 is already folded as it’s printed on the reverse.
Choosing the correct book
Our patterns stipulate “Book height” and number of pages / folds on page 1. If you've got a taller book or a book with more pages, it will work fine. The extra pages can be removed afterwards. Do not use a shorter book.
Positioning the book
Lay the book in front of you and turn 90 degrees so the spine is near you.
Marking the book
Place the ruler along the length of the book furthest from you, move along the ruler to mark all the measurements needed for that page, without moving the ruler. ALL measurements are ALWAYS from the top of the page.
Folding the pages
Fold both measurements into the centre of the book, as close to a 90-degree angle as possible. Don't worry if you have a bit that overlaps, either fold it back on itself or cut excess paper off. Repeat process until the whole pattern is finished.
As above but your page will have 4 or 6 measurements. All are marked from the top of the page without moving your ruler. You’ll also have a “cut mark” (or 2 for 3 line patterns). Cut each page in towards the spine, approx. 2.5 inches or halfway. Fold both measurements each side of the cut, towards each other (1 and 2 towards each other, 3 and 4 towards each other). If you've got a taller book or a book with more pages, it will work fine. The extra pages can be removed afterwards. Do not use a shorter book.