• DIY Hardcover Book: Case Binding

DIY Hardcover Book: Case Binding

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Did you know you can construct a hardcover book with your own two hands? Yes, YOU!


In just one afternoon, you'll learn how to:

  • Understand basic bookbinding terminology and techniques
  • Expertly sew together gathered sections of pages
  • Make a hard cover, back and spine for your book
  • Turn your favorite cotton fabric into functional, easy to use book cloth, which you'll use to adorn your DIY book cover
  • Bring it all together to create one amazing DIY journal, sketchbook, scrapbook-- whatever you want it to be!


No experience or prior knowledge of bookbinding is necessary to take this class!  We'll teach you everything you need to know from start to finish to take home your own DIY Hardcover Book-- and the skills to make more books on your own. If you've taken Bookbinding 101 with us before-- great! You'll have a big picture understanding of how books come together, though we'll tackle this project from a different angle, utilizing a completely different binding technique.  This is a great class for those looking to expand their bookbinding knowledge or for complete beginners alike!


Class Details

Date: select date above
Time: select time above
Location: Brooklyn Craft Company’s NEW LOCATION, 165 Greenpoint Avenue (here’s where we’re located)

Cost: $75 includes materials + tools needed to make one hand-bound hardcover book, excluding fabric for your book exterior. A selection of fabric in both solids and awesome patterns will be available for purchase during class so that you can customize your project.

All class registrations are final; please view our policy for more information.


Meet Your Instructor

Carolyn Heitmann joined the Bk Craft Co team in early 2014.  She is an all-around crafty lady who has led workshops in everything from shibori dyeing to glass etching and helped develop the Bk Craft Co leather sewing kits. These days you can find her in the studio on weekends, selling cute and crafty wares from the Bits + Bobs Craft Club cart.


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