Create an eye-catching A6 journal with a leather or pleather cover and decorative exposed binding. This 48 page book makes for a great personal project or gift, with options to add decorative papers, envelope pockets and a nifty fastening. This is a great first book to make if you have never done bookbinding before and a brilliant technique to add to your repertoire if you have already dabbled in this addictive craft. Your finished journal can be used as a notebook, sketchbook, travel journal, recipe book...you name it! A great skill that you can return to again and again. Upon purchasing Cass will be in touch with the login details you need to access this online workshop, which consists of comprehensive step-by-step videos, a kit list and useful resources to help you gather everything you need. You will have continued access to the workshop so you can work through the course at your own pace. You will also be invited to join the Bookbinding with Cass private Facebook group where you can share your work in progress and meet other bookbinding enthusiasts. Should you have any questions along the way, Cass is just an email away and is happy to assist!

What's included in the price?

Continued and instant access to comprehensive step-by-step video instructions that cover how to measure and cut your cover material, create a hole punch template, fold your signatures and stitch your book together. There are also bonus videos that share different fastening methods and how to add a page divider. You will need to provide tools and materials which are easy to source - Cass provides a detailed kit list as part of the course with goes through everything you need and links to recommended suppliers. You may find you already have most of the tools (awl, scissors, needle, craft knife/rotary cutter) and materials you need (paper, embroidery thread, leather/pleather). Cass is happy to help locate what you need.


6½ hours



Bookbinding with Cass

with Craft Courses since 2020

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Hi I’m Cass – I love to make books and am passionate about making the craft of bookbinding fun and accessible! I'm particularly inspired by working with remnant materials - transforming what might otherwise end up in landfill, into unique and usable books. I run a lively programme of upcycled bookbinding and mark making workshops both in person and online, and love to collaborate with venues, artists from other disciplines and community organisations. I look forward to creating with you!

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Limited mobility
  • Mother's Day
  • Christmas
  • Pet lovers
  • Easter
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Spooky
  • Intermediate level
  • Father's Day
  • Romantic
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This course is taught online