The bulk of your time in this project is the pyrography ( I just call it leather burning but... whatever). I do quite a bit of leather burning for my leather projects which is very time consuming and actually very exhausting. I used to do framing carpentry which surprisingly was less tiring. A laser cutter would truly change my life as it would be used to etch my designs directly onto the leather. It would be a beautiful thing...but...I digress.
-Leather- slightly more than the outside of your book plus purple suede for inside flaps
-UHU glue or a leather glue.
-Ribbon- for a book mark
-Nylon sewing thread
-Thin card board,chip board or even paper for pattern
-Razor- Snap off kind or utility knife
-Wood or leather burning tool (Got mine at Michaels)
-Sewing machine (Doesn't have to be industrial if your leather is soft)
-Leather sewing needle for machine- chisel or diamond tipped
-Cloth tape measure
Step 1: Measure Book
1-Up and down on front of book
2-Around book from cover edge to cover edge
Step 2: Make Pattern
Take your two measurements and add 7/16" to each one
For hard cover:
Take your two measurements and add 9/16" to each one
Cut your piece of card board perfectly square (90 degrees each corner) to your measurements.
Step 3: Cut Your Leather
I wanted an accent that will be incorporated into the design later. Follow pics on how to fill in missing corner. Make sure you sew it together before moving on to next step