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Hello there Supernatural fans and John Winchester appreciators!

This following tutorial shows you how I made my leather John Winchesters Journal (for my cosplay).
Enjoy Enjoy!
 
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Step 1: References

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First things first - get to know your stuff.
So I collected some screenshots and photos, made some notes and got a really big helping hand from 2 incredible blogs that are creating their journals,too.

*You can find the links at the end of this tutorial.

Keep in mind, that recreating every single thing of this book is a hell of a mess and work to do^^'

Step 2: Basis and what you need

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So I've been asked for the dimensions a few times by now. This is why I made a easy technical sketch with all the helping meassurements. Hope I can help you out with that!

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What you need:
- a soft plastic folder with metal clip inside(originally there are 4 metal clips, but I couldn't get those)
- a pen
- a ruler
- scissors
- light brown to yellow leather(or whatever you would like to use)
Tipp: I got my leftover piece of leather from ebay
- glue
- needle and string/sewing machine
- paper
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So I started with cutting the original folder so I get the right proportions for my journal. This folder is a great core for the book to be soft and also hard enough .

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You need to cut out ...
2x complete book size
2times 2x for the closure
1x big inlay left side
1x small inlay left side

Note here, that you should add about 5mm around every piece - you need that space to sew it together..later on.

Because you only got this left over leather piece, make sure to position every part of your pattern right before you grab the scissors :D

Step 3: Creating with leather

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Here you can see what I meant by giving it 5mm+ around the pattern pieces to cut from the leather.

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Glue one of the big leather pieces onto the back of the folder

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By now you can also glue the smaller pieces together

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looking good so far??
to create a smooth and non bubbly surface use a ruler to glue the leather flat onto the folder
Dr MonkeyMan8 months ago
Should include a guide on how to get revenge on slenderman.
Nice!
bruce50008 months ago
love the supernatural show nice A hunters diary
if you see crawly dont talk to him lol
Kion Designs (author)  bruce50008 months ago
haha thank you!
You mean the king of hell?
Well actually, he is my fav villain^^
http://ask-king-crowley.tumblr.com/
and this is my cosplay blog for crowley XD
like the villain i dont want to hang out with the king of hell ya know
acousticlinux8 months ago
The US Marines Rifle Expert badge is an interesting touch.