Tutorial: hand bound journal, softcover leather notebook, step by step distressed sketchbook instructions, medieval long stitch book binding

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Here is my big, super-detailed, step by step, 89 pages, 170 photos distressed leather bookbinding tutorial!

In this tutorial I show you how to create a medieval long stitch journal with leather soft-covers [or, if you're not comfortable with using real leather, then vegan "leather" will work just fine].

NO PROFESSIONAL TOOLS OR SUPPLIES ARE NEEDED - all you need is on the first 3 pictures!

I will take you through all the proces: from choosing and preparing paper, to creating and adjusting the distressed leather cover, sewing, making special knots and finishing it. All in very detailed way. So if you've never made a book before - that's a great way to start. I share many workshop tricks and tips that you can also use with other crafts.

All you will need:
- paper
- a piece of leather [or vegan "leather"]
- thread

- scissiors
- knife
- awl
- needle
- strap of cardboard
- long ruler
- triangle [or a hardcover book] - AND THAT'S IT! :)

The tutorial is split in two PDF files, around 10Mb each - instand download, you'll have then in a seconds.

If you have any technical questions or got stuck at some point, feel invited to send me a convo and I'll be happy to assist you.

If you'd like to make a book using this tutorial and then sell it - I'm perfectly OK with this - it's your work after all :) Just please, leave a little note in the description that is was made based on WolfPath Studio's method - that little line will be enough.

And: please, don't redistribute this tutorial. I've spend a crazy amount of time and work on this, so please respect it and don't post, share, pin or reproduce it in any way. Thank you!

Average review
Great pattern! Very nice job! I would like you do more patterns. Thank you!
Apr 20, 2016 by Alejandro Jaume
Great tutorial! Very detailed and carefully laid out with lots of helpful pictures.
Mar 26, 2016 by Amy Kubica

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