This popular bookbinding technique features a hand-stitched and glued book block and made-to-measure cover. Inspired by my love of working with upcycled materials, my videos share a nifty method for adhering remnant cotton fabric to your cover and instruction on how to use small fabric offcuts to make your own coordinating end bands.
In my video I make a 5 signature case bound book using 21×7.4cm paper, but my instructions explain how to scale up and down, meaning that you can use this tutorial to make books of different shapes and sizes.
A comprehensive materials/tool list is provided with recommended suppliers so you can source everything you need – if you have dabbled in bookbinding before you will likely have most of what you need already. Scroll down for an overview.
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.
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 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:
- Greyboard for book covers
- Remnant fabric, thin cotton works best
- PVA glue
- Plain paper cut to size
- Waxed thread
- Bookbinders mull
- Cork punch boarder old magazine
- Curved bookbinding needle
- Bulldog clips
- Craft knife and or rotary cutter for cutting grey board
- Chopping board or cutting mat
Buying as a gift?
You can select to send this bookbinding workshop as a gift using the drop down at the top of this page. You will be given the option to enter a gift note at checkout.
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