Long Stitch Binding With A Chain Stitch Variation Toolkit




  • 100% beginner-friendly
  • Personalize your leather cover with your name or initials
  • Customise your toolkit – choose your leather and paper type
  • Includes Long Stitch Binding With A Chain Stitch Variation e-Tutorial

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Can’t find a notebook that fits your needs? Make one yourself! This toolkit gives you all the essential tools and materials to create your very own Long Stitch journal with a chain stitch variation with faux suede fabric or authentic animal leather measuring approximately 21.5 x 15.5cm / 8.46 x 6.1″ in size. This kit is particularly suited for beginner bookbinders and crafters who enjoy working with leather, faux leather and suede fabric.

This sewing method creates visible long and chain stitch patterns on the spine and can easily be adapted to create crosses and other patterns to add to the book’s decorative appeal. It is estimated that this type of binding originated in Germany during the 13th Century BC.

This toolkit includes all the necessary tools and materials to get you started on your bookbinding journey.


What’s in the Box?

This toolkit allows you to make one A5 book measuring approximately 21.5 x 15.5cm / 8.46 x 6.1″.

You’ll get:

  • 1 piece of microfiber or authentic leather (43 x 21.5cm / 16.9 x 8.46″)
    (Choose between 10 vegan/microfiber leather colors. Upgrade to receive a beautiful piece of brown authentic leather.)
  • 1 matching microfiber or leather strap (80cm x 1cm / 2.62ft x 0.4″)
    (When selecting microfiber leather, you will receive an accompanying strap in the same color. When upgrading to brown leather, you will receive an authentic leather strap.
  • 64 sheets of A4 paper – various designs available (29.7 x 21cm / 11.69 x 8.26″)
  • 1 sheet of A5 Kraft paper (21 x 14.8cm / 8.26 x 5.82″)
  • 1 cotton thread roll for bookbinding in dark brown (91.44m / 100yd.)
  • 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 craft awl
  • 1 pair of pliers
  • 1 natural beeswax block (15g / 0.53oz)
  • 1 pack of round-point bookbinding needles (24 needles per pack)
  • Long Stitch Binding With A Chain Stitch Variation 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 37 full-colored pages with 115-plus photo-instructions and illustrations.

Package weight: 996g / 2.10lb


What is Microfiber Leather?

Microfiber leather is produced when high grade polyurethane resin and ultra fine microfiber bundles are combined together to mimic the microscopic structure of leather. The technique used to produce microfiber leather results in an end product that mimics the structure, aesthetic and feeling of genuine leather. This makes microfiber a beautiful, high-quality and vegan-friendly product.

Benefits of microfiber:

  • Smooth-to-the-touch, with a luxurious texture
  • Light
  • Superior durability (water and dust-resistant)
  • Easy to care for and maintain
  • Eco-friendly – it is pesticide-free and made with recycled and biomass-derived polymers


Upgrade to Real Leather

When upgrading to real leather, you will receive a matching authentic leather strap.

The leather is hand-cut from a full hide – we do not use leather off-cuts. Do note that, because leather is a natural product, there might be some lines or marks on the leather. This adds to the charm of the leather.

The leather is approximately 1.4mm / 0.05″ thick.


Choose Your Paper Type

Select your paper option at check-out. Choose between:

  • Blank white paper (90gsm)
  • Blank off-white paper (80gsm). This paper is referred to as “Safe Eye” paper. It places less strain on the eyes when writing/reading.
  • Lined (90gsm)
  • Graph (90gsm)


Customize Your Journal

Now you can personalize your journal cover with your name, initials or a word of up to 10 characters.

Please note that if you select microfiber leather for your journal, your preferred text will be stamped directly onto the microfiber leather in the bottom-left corner.

If you select real leather, your preferred text will be stamped on a “Brown” microfiber name tag which you can attach to the leather by yourself. The width of the tag is 1.5cm. If you prefer a different tag color, add a note in the “Add a note to The Siam Bindery Shop (optional)” box at checkout. We offer the following 5 colors: Cedar Brown, Brown, Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue and Black.

Font: Avenir Roman, UPPER CASE
Height: 7mm.

If you would like to have a 🖤 stamped, please copy it here and paste it in the personalization box.



Scarlet, Sapphire Blue, Black, Brown, Dark Chocolate, Yellow, Dark Copper, Copper, Nude, Orange, Real Leather (Brown)

Paper Type

Blank White, Blank Off-White, Lined, Graph


All rights reserved. The Long Stitch Binding with a Chain Stitch Variation 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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