4-Needle Coptic Stitch Binding Book Kit


A variety of cover papers on a foundational book kit. Everyone should make this book at least once!

A classic book with beautiful exposed stitches that look like a chain. A variation of this stitch was used on the oldest existing “modern” books (from about the 4th century). The finished journal opens flat for ease in writing. We have several beautiful cover papers to choose from! As with all of our kits, we use only the finest materials and your book will be nice and thick.

Finished Journal Size

  • Approximately 5 3/4 X 4 1/2″

Exposed Spine Binding

4-Needle Coptic Stitch Binding Book Kit


Included In Kit

  • Decorative Cover Paper
  • Decorative End Papers
  • Book Boards
  • 70 lb. Text Paper
  • Heavy Waxed Linen Thread
  • Sewing Jig
  • Step-by-Step Instructions

You Will Also Need

  • Large Eye Needles
  • Awl
  • Bone Folder or Teflon Folder
  • Hole Punching Cradle (or your favorite hole punching set-up)
  • PVA or other adhesive
  • Glue Brush
  • Japanese Screw Punch (or your favorite hole punching setup)

About Coptic Stitch For Bookbinding

The Coptic stitch is easy to learn and it’s one of the most useful. Use it any time you want an exposed spine book that opens flat for writing and drawing. I especially like to come up with great color combinations for the binding thread and cover paper.

— Christine Cox

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 10 × 2 in
Cover Paper Choice

Gold Feathers, Beige Woodblock, Chili Mosaic


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