Introduction: How to Make a Leather Bound Journal or Notebook
Learn to make a leather bound journal or notebook from an old leather jacket and a cheap notebook.
Step 1: Reinforce Covers of Notebook
Cut to size cardboard pieces to reinforce covers of your notebook. Use hot glue gun to add the cardboard pieces to the covers.
Step 2: Cut Out Leather From Jacket
Cut out the back panel of the leather jacket.
Step 3: Cut Leather to Size
This step is difficult to describe how to do it the right way, so I suggest watching the video to fully understand the best way to cut your leather piece to size.
Step 4: Cut Excess Leather on the Binding
Cut excess leather on the binding.
Step 5: Glue on Leather
Hot glue the leather edges onto the notebook.
Step 6: Use Image to Mark Points
With a woodburner mark points of printed out image.
Step 7: Connect the Dots
Connect the dots to outline image.
Step 8: Add Shade
Add the shade with quick light strokes.
Step 9: Add Border
Add border if desired.