Here I'll show you how to measure, cut, sew and burn a design out of leather to cover your book. Pretty simple and straight forward to do so get on with it! I picked some nice light colored vegetable tanned leather for outside and purple suede for inside flaps.
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
You need two measurements:
1-Up and down on front of book
2-Around book from cover edge to cover edge