This was my first time to make such kind of leather journal, it took me some time to figure out the sewing, and I am happy with the result, hope you guys too.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
- cutting mat
- journal inserts
Step 2: Make the Leather Cover
Punch holes in the leather according to the Hole Punching Diagram.
Step 3: Prepare the Inserts
Use the same way to punch holes in the journal inserts.
Step 4: Sewing
Put the rough side of the leather up, pass the needle through the 1st insert and hole A1, stitch back through the hole A1 and leave a loop on the smooth side, then stitch A2/A3/A4, and B4/B3/B2/B1, C, D, E.
Step 5: Make a Leather Strap for Closure
Cut a long leather strap to use to close the leather journal.
Step 6: Done
A unique, beautiful and vintage look handmade leather journal.