Rebind a Paperback :: Sewn Paperbacks

 Registration is closed for this event
$ 190.00

May 11th, 2019 9:30 AM

  • Instructor: Juliayn Coleman
  • Workshop Type: Binding
  • Workshop Status: Closed
  • Workshop Start: May 11th, 2019 9:30 AM
  • Workshop End: May 11th, 2019 5:30 PM
  • Sessions: 1

This class is for the true book lover. If you have ever had a beloved book that needed a new cover due to wear, or if you simply wanted to adorn it with a lovely decorated paper, this class will give you the tools and knowledge on how to do so. We will only partially disassemble the textblock, leaving the sewing intact and leaving the possibility to save the original covers bound in with the text. Then we will use decorative paper and cloth to create a made endsheet and half cloth covers, with emphasis on creating a harmonious whole. The reading experience is always enhanced when care is taken with the binding, so this is a reward for your positive reading habit.  

Materials to Bring: Optional and available at SFCB for student use during workshop: Bone folder; dividers; utility knife; scissors; awl; metal ruler with metric increments, no cork on the
back; #18 straight, sharp needle.

Workshop Fee (includes $25 materials fee): $190.00

Date & Time: Saturday, May 11, 2019 :: 9:30am-5:30pm

Location: 375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Note: Please read over the SFCB Registration Policies before signing up for a class


About the Instructor | Juliayn Coleman

Juliayn Coleman has been a professional bookbinder since her graduation from the North Bennet Street School bookbinding program in 2003. Her private practice encompasses all levels of book repair and conservation, custom portfolio and enclosure making, teaching, and being a good ambassador for the craft of bookbinding in general. Some of her creative and professional projects can be seen at

Past Student Reviews:

 [What did you like most about the workshop?] “The integration of skills that were familiar to me as an intermediate bookbinder (case bindings, headbands, the use of equipment), as well as the introduction to new techniques (double fan perfect binding w/ cords, rounded back). Also that it is such a practical skill!”

“The material was fantastic!”

“The studio was very well equipped and organized. Juliayn was very good teacher.”

$ 190.00
SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103-5133
United States