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Leather Book Cover: Tree Design

video Leather Book Cover: Tree Design
Here is a video showing the process of making an all leather book cover.  Measurements and a pattern were established by measuring front of book from top to bottom then adding 12mm.  Second measurement was taken measuring from front cover edge around the spine to back cover edge then adding 14mm.  The rest can be seen in the video

 If I win the epilog laser it would take on a prominent roll in my leather shop.  A laser cutter could be put to good use to cut out more intricate patterns and it would also be used as an engraver for the detailed drawings I burn onto my creations( Pyrography)

In the video you'll see step by step cutting, gluing and sewing of the design and completion of the cover.

Materials
Leather for outside
Suede for inside flaps
Leather glue
Nylon thread-heavy duty
Ribbon-Book mark

Tools
Utility knife
Straight edge
Scratch awl
Sewing Machine

Music by: Lister and the Cat (my Band!)
Song: Prosthetic Heart

strembley11 year ago
what kind of sewing machine do you use?
Phiske (author)  strembley11 year ago
Hi there, umm I believe it is a Juki DNU-1541. Great machine for flat work, not so great for bulky bags. I swapped out the motor for a servo motor to be able to adjust the speed. Expensive machine though.