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Create a Saddle-Stitch Notebook

5(5 reviews)
Learn to make bespoke soft cover notebooks with this gorgeous traditional technique - kit included!
25 Students
Online
£38 pp
1hr 30min
Beginner
Learning Kit Included
What happens in this class?

In this 90 minute class, Amber will guide you through the process to make a soft cover saddle stitch book, perfect for sketching, taking notes, or bullet journalling.

With your ticket you will receive a kit containing all the tools and materials you need to make your book (worth £16!) posted out to you before the class- this includes:

  • a traditional bone folder
  • an awl
  • bookbinding needles
  • a metal ruler, craft knife and cutting mat
  • a variety of papers and card for your cover (enough to make 2 books!)
  • bookbinding thread
  • an instruction booklet, so that you can keep making…
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Things to remember

This class involves sharp tools, so please be careful and keep your kit away from children. You'll need a flat, stable surface to work on- your kitchen table or desk would be perfect. You will also need a pencil for this session, and may like to keep an eraser…

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What you will learn
  • How to use the basic tools of bookbinding
  • Bookbinding terminology
  • How to construct a beautiful saddle stitch book
What you will need
  • Kit included (will be sent after booking)
  • A pencil - you may also wish to bring an eraser

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Latest Reviews
5(5 reviews)
Rachel - Jul 8, 2020
The class was great, full kit and instructions, well explained by the tutor. There was plenty of time to complete the project in the session, and I'm very pleased with my notebook.
Anne-Marie - May 5, 2020
Great class! The kit included everything you needed to make the notebook during the workshop and another one after. Amber was really clear at explaining all the steps and offered lots of tips on how to use the tools correctly and where to buy more materials from. Can't wait to do the Hardback binding class now!
Emilie - Apr 26, 2020
Great and easy to follow. Amber was a great teacher and her passion for it really shone through. The class was perfectly paced as well, to be able to keep up while keeping it interesting.
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Your Teacher

Amber is an illustrator and cut-paper artist with a love for building books. She loves all things collage, finding new ways to use paper, and sharing her skills.

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Age Requirement

18

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Create a Saddle-Stitch Notebook

Reviews

Rachel - Jul 8, 2020
The class was great, full kit and instructions, well explained by the tutor. There was plenty of time to complete the project in the session, and I'm very pleased with my notebook.
Anne-Marie - May 5, 2020
Great class! The kit included everything you needed to make the notebook during the workshop and another one after. Amber was really clear at explaining all the steps and offered lots of tips on how to use the tools correctly and where to buy more materials from. Can't wait to do the Hardback binding class now!
Emilie - Apr 26, 2020
Great and easy to follow. Amber was a great teacher and her passion for it really shone through. The class was perfectly paced as well, to be able to keep up while keeping it interesting.
Amanda - Apr 25, 2020
Fun class. You’ll receive materials by post in time and in the colours of your choosing. Friendly teacher who is experienced in book-binding. Definitely recommend this class! Good tips like angle of knife etc really helped get better end results. It’s handy to follow the printed instructions before attending class as it made the class easier I found to make one practice notebook first.
Angela - Apr 8, 2020
An amazing class from a wonderful teacher. I loved it. The kit was sent out to me in good time and the class worked really well online.