Layered Cross Stitch Bookbinding – online workshop & kit


Create two eye-catching A6 journals with a leather or pleather cover and a mix of plain & patterned papers, all bound together with an eyecatching decorative exposed stitch. Comes with a kit containing everything you need to make 2 books – available in two colour-ways. Scroll down for more information…

Create two eye-catching A6 journals with a leather or pleather (faux leather) cover and a mix of plain & patterned papers, all bound together with an eyecatching decorative exposed stitch.

These 48 page books make for great sketchbooks, journals and notebooks – a fun personal project or gift for someone special, with lot’s of opportunity to add your own personal touches!

My comprehensive video tutorials take you through the making process step by step and cover the main structure of your book as well as how to add a name badge, pencil holder and handy page divider.

How this course is taught?

Via a series of step-by-step video tutorials, which you can work through at your own pace. These are accompanied by a downloadable document with links to recommended suppliers, advice on sourcing & prepping materials and info on how to make books of different sizes should you want to make more – bookbinding is an addictive craft, you’ve been warned!

You will have continued access to my video tutorials via a password protected page on my website, which means you can re-watch and revisit this bookbinding project as and when you like for a reminder of the process – I only ask that you please don’t share log in details with friends or third parties, doing so will result in you loosing access.

Login information for my Layered Cross Stitch bookbinding tutorials will be included in the kit.

 What’s in the kit?

My kits come in an Autumn Glow colour-way: tan & chocolate brown book covers and a complimentary mix of patterned papers, envelopes and coloured threads to give your handmade books a warm glow!

This kit come with the option of remnant animal leather or pleather – a leather-look vegan alternative to animal leather made from PVC with a woven backing. All the leather and pleather included in my kits is remnant or end of line – diverting quality material from landfill and giving it a new lease of life as unique and usable books!

This kit contains:

  • 2 leather or pleather book covers (with pre-punched stitching holes), plus extra to make a fastening
  • 170gsm plain paper cut to size
  • Roll of decorative & vintage papers
  • Mix of white and coloured threads
  • Beeswax block (for waxing thread)
  • Envelope to include in your book
  • Tea & biscuits

Need the tools too? My bookbinding toolkit contains a set of great quality tools that you can use for this bookbinding project and beyond:

  • Cotton drawstring toolbag
  • Awl
  • Cork punch board
  • Bookbinding needle
  • Bonefolder
  • Bulldog clips x2
  • Pencil
  • Ruler

*In addition to what’s in the kit, you will need to provide:

  • Scissors
  • A cutting mat or chopping board

If you would prefer to provide your own materials/tools, see ‘Layered Cross Stitch Bookbinding – Online workshop (no kit)’ for more information and to purchase access to just the video tutorials, which comes with a comprehensive kit list so you can source your own materials.

Buying as a gift?

You can select to send this bookbinding workshop and kit as a gift using the drop down at the top of this page. You will be given the option to enter a gift note and shipping address at checkout. If sending as a gift, I will include a welcome note and instructions on how to access my online video tutorials in the kit.


I am currently only posting kits to the UK, USA and Canada. Kits will be dispatched from Bookbinding with Cass HQ (in Edinburgh) via the Royal Mail on Thursdays. If you need your kit sooner please get in touch –
*Please note: I am currently away on annual leave, all orders received after 28 February will be posted out on my return on Thursday 14 March 2024.*
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No – Workshop only, Yes – Autumn Glow & Upcycled Leather, Yes – Autumn Glow & Pleather

Add tools

No, Yes

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Not a gift, YES – add a message at checkout


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