How to make a simple slipcase for your Missal, Breviary, or Prayerbook

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How to make a simple slipcase for your Missal, Breviary, or Prayerbook
How to make a simple slipcase for your Missal, Breviary, or Prayerbook

Protecting your fine book is important, especially if it travels with you. I can't count the number of times I have clumsily dropped my missal or breviary because of either being in a hurry or having too much in my hands at once or both! There is nothing worse for a book's binding than dropping it on it on the end or edge of it's spine. The simple answer is buying a slipcase made for the book or having a custom one made. This method can be expensive and does not give the self-satisfaction that you made something yourself. Please refer to the step by step pictures below. Note that the book repair tape that I use comes from a company called Brodart. Here is a link to the product :  LINK (N.B.- always buy the tape which has a "release backing" as it is so much easier to work with.) The tape is expensive at about $30 a roll but it will make many slipcases. I'm sure other types of tape will work but this one is the toughest, stickiest, and best suited for the job (it is waterproof, too!!) You can use my exact method or tweak it if you are a crafty person or have a creative mind. Make and enjoy. (note- Even though I have acquired a better camera, I'm still having problems with image quality/consistency. The pics aren't perfect, but they server the purpose for now....)

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