Come and Make a Leather Book Cover!

A5 British Leather Brown Book Cover

I’ll be running a small workshop on the 23rd March this year to show you how to make a leather book cover, like the one above. You’ll learn to measure and cut veg-tanned cowhide, dye and oil the leather, and stitch all the pieces together by hand to make a beautiful cover for your favourite notebook or sketch book.

Red British Leather cover for Moleskine notebook

More info and booking instructions can be found here:

The skills learnt on this course will allow you to go ahead and make many other leather items.

The course will run for a day at my house in Carnforth, from 9:30 until 4:00 (or until everyone’s finished!).

What’s included in the price?

Lunch (soup, cheese and bread), biscuits, tea and coffee, and hopefully a good chatter and laugh!

Leather and hardware are included to make a simple cover made from standard cowhide, up to A5 size.

If you’d like to make a cover for a larger book then we can work out the extra cost on the day, but to give you an idea, an A4 book cover would cost an extra £10 for the extra leather.

There’ll also be a slight extra charge if you’d like to use more expensive leather (such as the oak bark tanned leather) or if you want closure straps and pen holders added to your design (£10 – £30 extra).

Bring your own favourite book to make a cover for (please let me know dimensions) or you can purchase an A5 or A6 book from me (£6 extra).

Italian leather for A6 journal
A Selection of Leather Book Covers

Drop me a message if you have any questions.

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