German Case Binding

$ 105.00$ 180.63

German case binding is a book form that dates back to the 1800s. It was first adopted as a cheaper paper-covered alternative to wooden boards, and has now evolved into your favourite hardcover books today. 

The cover is made as a separate flat unit before being attached to the text block with adhesives. In this workshop you will be shown how to prepare a text block – folding, cutting, hole punching and sewing. Our expert instructor will take you through the steps of preparing the flat case including creating a strong spine with card stock and book cloth. 

You will be supplied with beautiful, decorative papers as end pages, and to cover boards. Case bindings are extremely strong and durable book forms that are great for writing, sketchbooks and sharing. 
All participants will leave with one 8.5 x 5.5” handmade German case binding book sample as well as notes to further practice and make more books at home!

Saturday, July 22nd 2017
1 day class, 5 hours
11.00am – 4.00pm
Instructor: Emily Cook


Saturday, October 14th 2017
1 day class, 5 hours
11.00am – 4.00pm
Instructor: Reg Beatty

Price includes all materials.

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 artists and members.

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