Its not stitched together yet. I am still working out some logistics on how to reinforce the spine. The spine is made of canvas and I think I will add an extra piece to the inside so it is 3 layers of the sturdy canvas thick where it will be stitched. My good friend Kellie and I made the paper together out of plain brown craft paper. I wanted to make a journal with a canvas spine so I could allow for more bulk as my journals end up really fat!