Coptic Bound Journal

Make gorgeous, hand bound books
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You can make beautiful hand sewn books!

You sit down, thread the needle, and begin quietly sewing a beautiful book. 

You listen to the rhythm of your movements,

And watch with appreciation as your strong book takes form. 

coptic bound journal tutorial easy

Then, fill your books with your own beautiful imagery and words.

(For this part, you’ll incorportate your own art wisdom!)

You get lifetime access to class video and downloadable PDF.

Here’s a sneak peek at your class video:

Your instructions were perfect for the coptic binding.  As a matter of fact, I have attempted this a few times with other teachers, and with you, for the first time EVER, I did it!
Annie Froese

+ Your class is set up to make your experience clear and fun.

+ You can follow along with me from start to finish.

Here’s a sneak peek into your class PDF:

-Here’s what you’ll get in your class PDF:  

+ Step-by-step instructions on each step of making the coptic bound journal.

+ Lots of photos to illustrate each step of the process.

+ Materials list with links

+ Beautiful photos for inspiration.

+ Answers to those commonly asked questions and problem areas.

coptic book tutorial

I just finished my first Coptic Bound Journal. The instructions were clear, and Amy provided both written printouts and video lessons, so whatever your learning style, it’s a fun workshop! I was so happy with my final product! I highly recommend this class!

Cheryl Widen

I’m Amy, Your Guide

I’m Amy Maricle, an art therapist turned art facilitator who adores helping artists make more meaningful, joy-filled art. We are going to explore, experiment, and play with these high flow paints and help you make them a part of your beautiful art practice.


Do I need prior sewing or book binding experience to participate?

I’ve designed this class so that any and everyone can make their own beautiful hand sewn journal. 

What are the materials?

You will need: 

Bone folder – for neatly folding paper for book signatures, 6 inches pointed at one end

Awl – for piercing holes in covers and signatures
Scissors – for cutting thread and paper for covers
Pencil – for marking holes

Binder clips – for holding covers and signatures together when marking

Bookbinding Needle – Size 20
Linen waxed thread
Chip board for covers

Watercolor paper – for signatures of book
Paper or cloth – for covers
PVA glue
Parchment or wax paper – for putting between
your covers and some heavy books for drying

Paper cutter (Or you can use a ruler and an
Xacto knife) – for cutting all papers to size

Ruler – I have a small 6 inch ruler that I find handy for the small books

Optional: Decorative Paper or cloth for inside
covers, or your art (or use same as cover)

Optional: I also use a quilting ruler simply because I am not the most exact person, and I find the clear grid very helpful for being more precise.

What is your refund policy?

Because of the nature of digital products, I cannot offer refunds, regardless of the circumstances. Please look over the classes carefully and reach out if you still have questions – I’m happy to help!

How long do I have access?

You can access your class materials via your Dashboard on my site. Your class consists of a nearly hour-long instructional video, and downloadable PDF guide. Both take you step-by-step through the process. My classes with videos and PDFs are all “lifetime access.” As long as I have a website, you have access to the class. YAY!

Coptic Bound Journal

Make gorgeous, hand bound books
Join Now for $49