Awhile back I made this little journal, my very first try at coptic headbands.
You will notice, if you are self-taught like me, that there is not one tutorial on coptic headbands anywhere on the web. Not even in google book search! So I had to teach myself, and I am rather proud of the result.
However, one of the ends got pulled too tight, so there's a bit out of place, and somehow the journal picked up a few dark stains on one cover, so it's a just-for-me journal. But I love the color scheme and the cool wrinkly wave-paper so much that I'm sure I'll be doing another for the Etsy shop.
Anyway, for you budding book-binders, here's what helped me learn.
These are a couple of great close-up photos of the headbands, where you can sort of make out what the process might be like.
But this photo was absolutely instrumental. This was the key for me, to figuring out how the stitch is worked.
So have a look at these, and in a day or two I'll be doing another of these and I'll do a step-by-step on how it's done. Or at least, how I do it. Best of luck to you. :)