Accordion Spine Memory Book – online course (no kit)


A dynamic book structure featuring an accordion spine and hard cover – a unique way to record a special trip, person or event.

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This satisfying book structure features a folded accordion spine and stitched signatures, with the option to incorporate  pockets, tabs and textured pages. A great project that makes for a unique keepsake of a trip or event with the opportunity to weave in papers and mementos you have collected.

This is a really lovely book full of texture and movement – join me as I weave together a collection of papery treasures from a recent trip to Helsinki to create this book, with lots of ideas for how you can use this book structure to do the same.

Here’s a flick through to give you an idea of what you can create following this online tutorial…


How this course is taught?

This course is taught via a series of step-by-step video tutorials, accompanied by a downloadable document with links to recommended suppliers and advice on sourcing & prepping materials. In my video tutorials I make an A7 sized book with 5 signatures and cover how to scale up or down if you want to make the same book in a different size/shape.

You will have continued access to my video tutorials via a password protected page on my website, which means you can revisit my videos for a reminder of the process whenever you need – I only ask that you please don’t share log in details with friends or third parties, doing so will result in you losing access. You will also have access to the private Bookbinding with Cass Facebook page where you can share your makes, ask questions and get ideas as you progress through the course.



You will get access to a comprehensive kit list upon purchasing this workshop, which includes a list of easy to source materials, many of which you may already have to hand – 

  • Grey board for book covers (the back of an old calendar or sketchpad will work nicely)
  • Plain paper
  • A sheet of thick paper for the spine
  • A mix of coloured threads for stitching your books (embroidery thread works well for this)
  • 1.5mm round elastic to fasten your book
  • Decorative papers (collected from your travels or an event)
  • Glue stick
  • Wet glue such as UHU or PVAOptional:
  • Thin cotton fabric for cover
  • Double sided adhesive sheet

>A small edition of material kits that accompany this workshop are available, these include all the basic materials you need  – paper cut to size, grey board, glue, double sided adhesive sheet, elastic, thread – just add your decorative papers! Click here to order the course with a kit for £45, £57 including tools.



  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Awl
  • Cork punch board
  • Bookbinding needle
  • Bonefolder
  • Bulldog clips
  • Scissors
  • Chopping board or cutting matOptional:
  • Japanese screw Punch with 1.5mm head for punching holes in cover / an awl will also work


Delivery info

You will get instant access to this workshop via email upon purchasing.



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