Mini Bookbinding – online workshop (with kit options)


Create 4 mini leather or pleather covered books, each featuring a different decorative exposed stitch and fastening technique. Scroll down for more details…

These joyful mini books make great gifts and are a brilliant way to use up off cuts and smaller pieces remnant material.

My comprehensive video tutorials take you through the making process step-by-step and cover, how to prepare your pages, make a hole punch template and bind 4 books, each with a different exposed stitch. I then share 4 nifty ways to fasten your books using buttons, elastic and a leather/pleather wrap around, with lots of ideas on how to incorporate different materials into the books.

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.

This online workshop comes with a materials/tool list if you want to source your own or take advantage of my accompanying materials/tool kit, details on what’s included below.

Kit options…

My accompanying Mini Bookbinding materials kit contains all the paper, leather/pleather and thread you need to make the 4 books covered in the workshop:

  • 4 leather or pleather book covers in different colours*
  • Plain paper cut to size
  • Roll of decorative & vintage paper
  • Waxed bookbinding thread in a range of colours
  • Buttons, elastic, leather/pleather and twine for fastenings

*For the 4 book covers, there is the option to choose 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!

> If you would prefer to provide your own materials/tools, see ‘Mini Bookbinding (no kit)’ for more information and to purchase access to just the video tutorials, which come with a comprehensive kit list so you can source your own materials.

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 the kit you will need to provide: 

  • Scissors
  • Chopping board or cutting mat

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.

Delivery info

Kits will be delivered via Royal Mail and will be posted out each Thursday. Login information for the Mini Bookbinding tutorial will be included in the kit.

*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.*

Weight 0.56 kg
Add materials kit

No – Online workshop only, Upcycled Leather, Pleather

Add tools

No, Yes

Is this a gift?

Not a gift, YES – add a message at checkout


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