Bespoke Service: ribbon, strap, fob or thong?

August 28, 2018

Bespoke clients have 4 closure options to finish off their personalised handmade leather Notebook, Journal, Sketchbook, Wedding Guest book or Memory Book. Choose from a leather strap, magnetic fob penholder, leather thong, or a ribbon (typically silk or linen).

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Have a Very Country Living Christmas

December 03, 2017

Huge thanks to Country Living magazine for featuring my Mini Journals in their December issue Christmas Gift Guide.

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In The Moment: write your way to calm & happy

November 03, 2017

"Noteworthy observations merit a superior notepad and Bound by Hand's lovingly made leather journals really are the creme de la creme of stationery." A big thank you to In The Moment magazine for including my leather journals in their special feature on writing your way to calm and happy...

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Bride Magazine: 10 ideas for an eco wedding

June 28, 2017

Making environmentally sustainable choices about everyday products and services gets easier all the time. But when you're planning your wedding there's SO much to think about so it's useful when the experts have done the research and gathered some essential pointers. Bride magazine has done just that with this great feature...

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Featured in Mollie Makes magazine

June 09, 2017

Mollie Makes magazine

Huge thanks to Mollie Makes magazine for featuring me in June's issue: "If you're in the market for some schweet hand-bound books, you might like to check out Bound by Hand. Run by Susan Green.. it's dedicated to selling chic, hand-bound leather sketchbooks, journals, memory books and jotters."

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Press: British Artists' Book Makers

November 18, 2015

British Artist's Book Makers
A follow up to In Praise of Beautiful Books, it's another edition of amazing work by British artists using the book form in a myriad of innovative ways. And the reason I'm especially happy to see it is that I'm on page 43!

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Press: as seen in Condé Nast Traveller

January 16, 2015

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Make Your White Wedding Green

December 22, 2014

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Press: As Seen In VOGUE January 2015

December 09, 2014

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As seen in ELLE Christmas Gift Guide

December 05, 2014

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Coast Magazine: Arts & Crafts Special

October 28, 2014

The November Arts & Crafts edition of Coast is devoted to 'beautifully crafted treasures from some of the country's most talented makers' and I'm delighted to see my books featured there.

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Oh Comely #19

February 10, 2014

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Size Guide

Use this Size Guide to check the dimensions of the books you're considering purchasing (dimensions are external and refer to the closed book unless otherwise indicated). If you'd like some guidance with selecting the correct size, feel free to contact Susan the bookbinder: email or call +44 (0)7748 759371

Leather Memory Books, Wedding Guest Books, Journals and Sketchbooks
A4 Large Portrait 12 inches or 305 mm 8.5 inches or 215 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A4 Large Landscape 8.5 inches or 215 mm 12 inches or 305 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A5 Medium Landscape 6 inches or 155 mm 8.5 inches or 215 mm 1.5 inches or 38 mm
A5 Medium Portrait 8.5 inches or 215 mm 6 inches or 155 mm 1.5 inches or 35 mm
A6 Small Landscape 4.5 inches or 114 mm 6 inches or 155 mm 1 inch or 25 mm
A6 Small Portrait 6 inches or 155 mm 4.5 inches or 114 mm 1 inch or 25 mm


Miniature Journals
 One Size 3 inches or 76 mm 2.25 inches or 60 mm 20 mm or 0.75 inches


Marbled Notebooks
 A4 Large 297 mm or 11.5 inches approx. 205 mm or 8 inches approx. 64 pages
A5 Medium 210 mm or 8.25 inches approx. 145 mm or 5.75 inches approx. 56 pages
A6 Small  150 mm or 6 inches approx. 100 mm or 4 inches approx. 48 pages
A7 Pocket 106 mm or 4.25 inches approx. 72 mm or 2.75 inches approx. 40 pages