Buttonhole Bookbinding

$ 73.00$ 148.63

Buttonhole binding is a simple and fun form of bookmaking with lots of potential to house your journals, sketchbooks and book projects. The buttonhole stitch is a beautiful binding that allows a repetitive wrapping of the spine at the head and tail, echoing the vertical folds of the exposed sections. Forming a bead with this stitch tightens the wrapping and also gives a beautiful decorative element – making this technique very special. In this class we will learn to cut and prepare our covers and sections to sew together a book. It can have any number of sections and can be made with a variety of cover materials.

Participants will leave with at least one handmade blank notebook and instructions on how to create more at home. We will provide everything you need from thread to paper!

Monday, April 24th 2017
1 day class, 3 hours
6.30pm – 9.30pm
Instructor: Emily Cook
Price includes all materials.

Level: Intermediate, some experience recommended but not required. Some beginner options for bookbinding: Accordions and other Folded BooksPamphlet Binding Basicsand Japanese Stab Binding.

All bookbinding and/or box-making classes come with the option of purchasing a beginner or advanced tool kit for a discount rate. Please refer to the list here of what comes with each kit.

Remember to check the class policies here!

Please contact us directly here with any further questions or comments.


All artwork pictured above was made at and by Paperhouse Studio. 

Check out more of our book classes and intermediate classes.

Additional information

Select bookbinding kit option

No Bookbinding Kit, with Basic Bookbinding Kit, with Advanced Bookbinding Kit