Awesome Handmade Books: Long Stitch Bookbinding

So with so many bookbinding fans out there, I thought I would do a weekly roundup of some of my favorite handmade books out there on the internet, many of which I’ve conveniently rounded up on my Handmade Books + Journals Pinterest board.

This week: Long Stitch Bindings!

Mon Aide-Memoire Longstitch Journal by A Yen For Paper


Suave – Extra Thick Leather Journal by MyHandBoundBooks on Etsy


Longstitch Binding - Moonwater BooksNeat variation on a longstitch from Moonwater Books who has a lovely Flickr account too.


Green Goatskin Leather Journal by Tacktile Bookshop .



Here’s a little step-by-step long stitch bookbinding tutorial that I made a couple years ago (I should revamp and re-release it!).

If you click on each photo it’ll explain more of what’s going on. Probably best for folks who have some experience in bookbinding already.

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Thanks Cynthia! Also, I’m back from Florida, so maybe we can arrange a little chocolate trade??? I’ll email


Hi Mary!

You’re right, bookbinding leather is very expensive! That’s one of the reasons I mainly only work in paper. You can try looking for leather jackets at the thrift store to “upcycle” though.



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