Long Stitch Binding Tutorial




  • 100% beginner-friendly
  • Perfect for first-time bookbinders, artists, DIYers and journal keepers
  • Carefully curated by hand-bookbinders for you

Long stitch binding is popular bookbinding method in which a text block gets hand-sewn to a piece of leather leaving the book’s spine exposed. This sewing method creates vertical and horizontal line patterns on the spine, but can easily be adapted to create crosses and other patterns to add to the decorative appeal of the book. For craftspeople who enjoy working with leather and suede fabric, this binding method is ideal.

In this easy-to-follow guide we illustrate how to make an A6 journal measuring approximately 10.5 x 14.8cm/ 4.1 x 5.8”. This style of binding is ideal for creating rustic journals, wedding guest books and photo albums, and the size can easily be adjusted.


What You Get

You will receive 1 PDF file, 4.9 MB. This tutorial consists of 29 full-colored pages with 80-plus photo-instructions and illustrations.

Please note that this is an e-product. No physical product will be shipped.

Our tutorials are available in English only.



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Because of the nature of the product being a digital product, no refunds or exchanges will be granted.

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