I have to admit that I’m totally obsessive with my stationary and I like to keep my notebook in good condition no matter the circumstances. Nothing bothers me more than a spot on one of my bujo pages or a damaged notebook corner… But I can’t keep my Bullet Journal on some shelf without touching it to keep it safe, and I like to take it with me when I’m on the go. tutorial leather notebook cover
My notebook ends up in the mess of my backpack along with my lunch box, my first-aid kit and sometimes some of my DIY tools forgotten there…And so it get inevitably damaged (not to mention the bit marks of Maurice the cat who has appetite for everything that looks like a book…).
I had to take action to find a solution to make sure my Bullet journal could deal with all these everyday threats!
In order to give my notebook a protection against my backpack mess (and my cat), I wanted a leather cover. I searched the internet to find something that would fit my needs and quickly realized that the ready-to-use products were too expensive for the budget I had in mind, and I didn’t want to buy something not being sure it would perfectly fit my notebook. I finally decided to craft a leather notebook cover myself, and to write a tutorial for people out there (well, maybe you) who would like to do the same!
This tutorial is for everyone, even if you’ve never sewn leather before, as long as you are able to handle a cutter and a needle! Each step is described with instructions and pictures, and if you have any question, I’ll be happy to answer them in the comments below.
Patience is the key to end with a clean and professional looking result. If you’ve never sewn leather before, I recommand you to make some tests and practise a bit on scrap leather. The measurements in the tutorial are for a Leuchtturm 1917 sofcover A5 notebook and a Molekine Pocket, but the process applies to any notebook!