Long Stitch Binding, Suede Cover

I love books with wraparound covers made of unfinished leather, so when I saw a scrap of suede in a bin at a fabric store in Jamaica for only a couple dollars, I snapped it up.  It took me a while to figure out how to use it because suede isn’t strong enough to hold a book together.  I decided to do a long stitch binding with soft covers, because then the suede doesn’t see as much abuse as if it were holding cover boards onto the book block.


About sappling

When God created the world, he did it in six days and rested on the seventh. I always wished there was just one more day in the week, an eighth day just for me to pursue the thoughts in my head and translate them to the physical world. There are only seven days, however, so I steal my creative moments in between being a mom and my work binding books and making boxes for clients all over New York City. I love working with my hands, learning new things, and I'm here to share those lessons with you. There are only seven days in a week. Why not eight? Guess I'll ask when I get there.
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One Response to Long Stitch Binding, Suede Cover

  1. Meagan says:

    Hi Sarah! I saw you followed me on Pinterest and thus I found your website. I love your artistic style! Your creations are lovely and inspiring, especially your bookbindings like above – a craft I have yet to get into but I know I’ll love it when I do! I look forward to being inspired by your creations in the future 🙂

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