Flat Back Case Bound Books


I won’t lie to you, making a case bound (hard cover) is tricky and it takes practice, but I LOVE making them. I first learned how to make case bindings at the North Bennet Street School in Boston and I still have many hours of practice ahead of me. I made several of them this week for book number 27 in my 50 Book Project.

The above books have Japanese Chiyogami Yuzen paper on the covers with black book cloth on their spines.
Case bound book


These two books have navy blue book cloth on the outside and my own hand marbled paper end sheets.

case bound book with marbled paper

case bound book with marbled paper

Have you ever made this type of book? What was your experience? I’d love to know – leave me your thoughts in the comments.

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3 Thoughts on “Flat Back Case Bound Books

  1. sharron arnold on October 11, 2015 at 10:05 pm said:

    I love sewing the text blocks, but always hesitant to “case in” once I have the cover made.

  2. Frances Mackay on July 8, 2016 at 9:45 am said:

    Stunning, this I will have to aspire too. Little steps, first learn how to make marbled paper, I’m just gathering the supplies to try and make my own book cloth. I’ll get there

  3. Raymond Yang on November 1, 2016 at 10:38 pm said:

    It is a nice book. But to me,it is a simple book

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