Leather Journals with Exposed Stitching

You might have noticed that I’m a huge fan of Keith Smith’s decorative bindings. Here are two more I tried recently as part of my 50 Book Project. Both are small pocket sized books 3.5″ x 5″ with leather covers and wrappers, and handmade paper signatures.

The first is a Barber Pole pattern with four signatures and two different colored threads. Exposed Stitching Barber Pole

And the second is a binding called Soft K’s:

Exposed Stitched Book Soft Ks

To check out all the other books in the 50 Book Project, please click here.

3 Thoughts on “Leather Journals with Exposed Stitching

  1. I love these bindings! Where do you find leather for your books?

  2. Ali Manning on January 23, 2017 at 6:53 pm said:

    I buy my leather from Hollanders and here’s the link to the particular type I buy (there are lots to choose from):


    I like a thicker leather for my covers so they’re durable. I find that the leather you can buy at Michaels/Hobby Lobby etc is just too thin. But that’s my preference.

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