Coptic Weave Bookbinding Toolkit




  • 100% beginner-friendly
  • Customise your toolkit – choose your cork fabric and paper type
  • Includes Coptic Weave Binding e-Tutorial
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Make your very own hard cover journal, productivity planner, recipe book or wedding guestbook with this beautifully curated Coptic Weave Binding toolkit. This kit is the ultimate gift for planner and paper lovers, DIYers, scrapbookers, writers and aspiring bookbinders. It provides a solid foundation to exposed-spine binding (unlike case-bound books, the spine of a Coptic journal is beautifully exposed).

This binding style is perfect for creating photo albums, guest books and sketchbooks – the book is very flexible and can be opened a full 360 degrees without damaging the book’s spine. This makes writing, sketching and painting in the book very convenient.

This toolkit offers bookbinders, crafters and DIYers the opportunity to learn a variation on the traditional Coptic Stitch Bookbinding technique. The traditional Coptic Stitch Binding method has been used since as early at the second century A.D. by the Copts, early Christians in Ancient Egypt. As time evolved, various variations on the traditional Coptic style emerged, this style being one of them.

This toolkit includes all the necessary tools and materials to make a notebook measuring 21.1 x 15.3cm / 8.3 x 6″.


What’s in the Box?

This toolkit allows you to make one A5 book measuring approximately 21.1 x 15.3cm / 8.3 x 6″.

You’ll get:

  • 2 sheets of cork paper of your choice (25 x 15.2cm / 9.84 x 5.98″)
    (Choose between 6 cork styles)
  • 2 3mm thick book boards (21.1 x 15.3cm / 8.3 6″)
  • 48 sheets of A4 paper – various designs available (29.7 x 21cm / 11.69 x 8.26″)
  • 2 sheets of A5 Kraft paper (21 x 14.8cm / 8.26 x 5.82″)
  • 2 cotton thread rolls for bookbinding in white and dark brown (91.44m / 100yd. each)
  • 1 ribbon line in brown (30cm / 11.81″)
  • 1 30cm / 12″ wooden ruler
  • 1 long plastic bone folder (20.5 x 2.4cm / 8.07 x 0.94″)
  • 1 short plastic bone folder (12 x 2.4cm / 4.72 x 0.94″)
  • 1 glue brush
  • 1 bookbinding adhesive (60ml / 2oz)
  • 1 craft awl
  • 1 natural beeswax block (15g / 0.53oz)
  • 1 pack of round-point bookbinding needles (24 needles per pack)
  • Coptic Weave Binding Tutorial in PDF format (please note that you will receive a link to download the tutorial – no physical tutorial is included in the toolkit). The tutorial consists of 39 full-colored pages with 125-plus photo-instructions and illustrations.

Package weight: 971g / 2.14lb


Cork Fabric

Cork 01, Cork 02, Cork 03, Cork 04, Cork 05, Cork 06, Cork 07, Cork 08, Cork 09, Cork 10, Cork 11

Paper Type

Blank White, Blank Off-White, Lined, Graph


1. Choose Your Cork Fabric

Choose between 11 cork fabric styles.

2. Choose Your Paper Type

Choose between:

  • Blank white paper (90gsm)
  • Blank off-white paper (80gsm)
  • Lined (90gsm)
  • Graph (90gsm)


All rights reserved. The Coptic Weave Binding tutorial, including all photos, illustrations and instructions, is strictly for personal use and may not be resold, redistributed or shared under any circumstances.

This product is a combination of a physical and a digital product. No refunds or exchanges on the tutorial will be granted. For refunds or exchanges, the value of the digital product will be subtracted.

The color of the tools and/or material (leather, cork fabric, suede fabric, paper sheets etc.) may slightly vary depending on your computer screen’s resolution as well as manufacturer supply.

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