Back-to-back book with decorative exposed stitch – online workshop (no kit)


Create two books in one with this nifty back-to-back number made from small remnants of leather/pleather, featuring an eye-catching exposed stitch.

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In this workshop I share how to turn small leather offcuts into a back-to-back book with an eye-catching exposed stitch in two colours.

My step-by-step tutorials share how to securely stitch two pieces of leather (or pleather) together for the cover, guidance on creating a stitch template, incorporating different coloured threads and finish with a handmade button wrap around fastening.

A great project that gives you two books in one with the opportunity to play on this by incorporating two contrasting themes into the inside decorative pages

I developed this project to make use of smaller leather offcuts so if you have smaller bits of leather waiting to become books, this one’s for you!

In my videos I make an A7 size landscape book –  I invite you to do the same or experiment with the shape and size using my instructions on how to measure all your materials according to the size of pages you want to include.

A really lovely book with lots of eye-catching details. 

> This workshop is taken from my ‘Upcycled Bookbinding: And sew it continues’ online course, which includes my upcycled take on 4 unique and eye catching book structures (for £125). This course includes an invite to an accompanying private Facebook group where you can share your work in progress an connect with other bookbinding enthusiasts, plus access to my ‘Community noticeboard’ which includes recommendations on books, podcasts and suppliers.

How this workshop is taught?

This online workshop 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.

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.

Materials/tools required

You will be given access to a comprehensive materials/tool list with recommended suppliers upon purchasing this workshop. Here is a brief overview of what you will need to give you an idea of what is required:

  • Leather or pleather offcuts
  • Plain paper cut to size
  • Decorative paper
  • Waxed thread
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Awl
  • Cork punch boarder old magazine
  • Bookbinding needle
  • Bonefolder
  • Japanese Drill Punch
  • Bulldog clips
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife and or rotary cutter for cutting grey board
  • Chopping board or cutting mat

Delivery info

Login details for this workshop will be emailed to you upon purchase.

Is this a gift?

Not a gift, YES – add a message at checkout


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