Book Binding and Leather Glue Recipe
Binding your own books or scratch pads is a cinch with this simple, do it yourself book binding glue recipe. Binders glue is often expensive and difficult to find- you can make your own for less than $2. Use it to repair old books, or to bind leather to leather, or fabric to cardboard.
1 package (1/4 oz.) unflavored gelatin
3 TBS. boiling water
1 TBS. vinegar
1 tsp. glycerin
In a pan, add gelatin to boiling water. Stir until gelatin is completely dissolved. Add the vinegar and glycerin while stirring until mixture is well blended.
Makes 1/3 cup.
While the glue is still warm, apply a thin layer with a brush. This glue is waterproof and is excellent for binding leather to leather & fabric to cardboard.
Store in a tightly capped plastic or glass jar and it will keep for several months. If the glue gels in the bottle, you can reuse it by warming under hot water.