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Make a leather book cover with Tony Morgan

Red book with closure flap and initials stamped

About the Course

Learn to make a leather cover for your favourite writing or sketch book.

You'll learn the following skills:

Leather selection.
Accurate measuring, marking and cutting.
Dying, oiling and waxing.
Leather thinning.
Hand sewing - the Saddle Stitch.
Finishing edges.

The skills learnt on this course will allow you to go ahead and make many other leather items.

The course will run for a day at my house in Carnforth, from 9:30 until 4:00 (or until everyone's finished!).

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Lunch (soup, cheese and bread), biscuits, tea and coffee, and hopefully a good chatter and laugh!

Leather and hardware are included for a simple cover made from standard cowhide.

NB There'll be a slight extra charge if you'd like to use more expensive leather or if you want closure straps and pen holders added to your design (£10 - £30 extra).

Bring your own favourite book to cover (please let me know dimensions) or you can purchase an A5 or A6 book from me (£6 extra).


Tony Morgan at Morgan Leather
Crag View, Dixon's Field
Crag Bank




1 day (9:30am to 4:00pm)

Next available date

6th December 2020

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hearing impaired
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Residential
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • Wheelchair users

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