JOYful gifts! Book folding templates


Serendipity is a wonderful thing.  I had been working on some book folding templates that would be quick (relatively speaking) to make as gifts.  The serendipity comes in when I saw a request for a JOY template from a reader.  She asked for blocky and plain, but I had a few made so I sent them all.  Seems better to have choices.

I compiled the ones I have into a single PDF. Grab it here.   just print the page you need.


I have a very busy day, but I hope I can take the time to grab a book at the charity shop and maybe give one a go myself! If so, I’ll be sure to share.  I think one of these could be accomplished in a few hours.  A book that is at least 8 inches tall would be prefect, and as to page count, I haven’t worked it out myself yet!  All the Os and Ys will be double-folds for sure, but no 4 or 5-fold areas that I can identify from a quick look.  The 2nd one maybe has a triple fold, but I think that is the worst of it.

Let me know how you get on…and photos are ALWAYS welcome!

9 thoughts on “JOYful gifts! Book folding templates

  1. I’m new at this but i love it already. Can you pls send me templates for ( Basua ) in Habano fonts tyvm

  2. Plz can you help me with a pattern for joy and hope i struggle to download it

    Thank you

  3. This is great! Thanks so much! I really enjoy the templates you created! Could you maybe do one for “faith”? I would love to have it in the same font as you did the third “joy” on your template. Not sure what the font is, but it’s the one without the capital “j”. Thank you so much!!!! 🙂

  4. Hi
    I am extremely new to this Book Folding Art.

    I have found your pages very helpful, however i am struggling with working out the number of pages required for one of your templates no.8 read. On the first attempt I came up with 492 pages and second attempt i got 600!!!

    Whilst i have looked at your blog on how to calculate ‘Joy’ i am getting in a total mess with ‘read’ because of the shape of the letters.

    Could you please assist and be so kind to let me know how many pages i would need as i am reluctant to ruin too many books, i would rather give them to charity.

    Thanking you in advance for your time.

    Keep up the good work



  5. Your doing a GREAT job, Keep up the good work ! And thank you so much for figuring out the patterns for all of us. It sure saves us alot of work. May God bless you and you have a great day!

  6. Oh my goodness. I love the options you were kind enough to provide for “joy”. I would love the same choices for “love”. Cannot wait to start folding books again. Have been on vacation for past 10 days and didn’t take any books with me since airlines are so strict with carry ons. Thank you so much for all of the help you have given us.

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