What you will do
3 hour workshop
Create a simple yet beautiful leather-bound notebook cover and notebook inserts. Perfect for drawing, sketching or journaling, this stylish notebook cover is an essential part of any busy individual’s everyday bag.
In this 3 hour workshop, you will learn the traditional art of saddle stitching, to stitch your new notebook cover. During the session, you will learn basic bookbinding skills and how it can be done simply at home including folding, collating and stitching. This workshop concludes with you hand stamping your newly created notebook with your initials or a personal statement.
- Sew a five-hole pamphlet stitch notebook
- Make a leather journal cover
- Add a stud closure
- Insert new booklets
Local Leathersmith Chanelle will demonstrate how to stitch your leather to create a leather bound cover for your handmade note inserts. You’ll also learn how to add a chic brass stud closure giving your leather cover a professional finish.
Perfect for the absolute beginner you will be guided through measuring marking, stitching and cutting out to craft and assemble your notebooks and notebook cover.
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We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Studio Nelle
Studio Nelle is owned by Chanelle Joseph.
AESTHETICS & WEARABILITY / The aesthetics of STUDIO NELLE are understated, yet bold, uncomplicated, but still practical, creating an equilibrium between British style and Caribbean and African heritage and culture. Each piece is carefully designed to be timeless and accessible so to be incorporated in your every-day lives.
RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION / Each item is handcrafted using leather reclaimed from the fashion industry. By creating pieces from materials that already exist in abundance in the world, we are saying no to wasteful production practices that harm our environment. It’s our way of promoting reuse and recycling in the fashion community.
MANIFESTO / The future is always informed by the past, a manifesto which is at the heart of Studio Nelle. Valuing historic artefacts and the stories held in our heritage as a way to process our identity in a modern world. We should be able to exist in the world in a way that upholds our ancestors whilst being kind to the nature where they exists. So here at Studio Nelle we design pieces to help you connect to your heritage everyday including the Mr Benjamin Brown Wallet, Punu Wristlet Purse, Moon Series Brooch Pin and Proverbs Journals. Meaning you get to live your life whilst being kind to the planet in the process.
WORKSHOPS / We believe everyone should have a creative outlet in order to sustain a healthy wellbeing. Making with your hands can reduce stress, increase self-esteem and boost confidence. Chanelle introduces participants to the art of leather craft as her way of promoting a more conscious and mindful lifestyle through a creative outlet.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.