The Siam Bindery Long Stitch Binding Toolkit




  • 100% beginner-friendly
  • Personalize your leather cover with your name or initials
  • Customise your toolkit – choose your leather and paper type
  • Includes The Siam Bindery Long Stitch Binding e-Tutorial

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A book unlike any other! Learn how to create your very own lined journal, productivity planner, recipe book or sketchbook with all the tools, materials and instructions of this toolkit.

Getting married? This style of binding would make for a beautiful guestbook. Looking for a unique gift? This toolkit makes a wonderful gift for both men and women.

This binding method is based on the traditional Long Stitch method dating back as far as the 13th century BC. With this method, 15 signatures get stitched to the leather creating a very striking book spine. The spine measures 4.5cm / 1.78″ in width, and the book has 300 pages front-back/ 150 pages single-sided.

This toolkit has been created based on one of our most popular bookbinding programs and 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.
  • 75 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 Japanese cotton thread line for bookbinding in white (6m / 19.68ft)
  • 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 2 3/4” needles (12 needles per pack)
  • 4 book corners
  • The Siam Bindery Long Stitch 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 37 full-colored pages with 115-plus photo-instructions and illustrations. Our tutorials are available in English only.

Package weight: 986g / 2.17lb


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 The Siam Bindery Long Stitch 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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