Paperback Book Case in Leather




My brother turned 30 this week so as a gift we gave him a book series. To protect the paperback books I made a leather case.

Step 1: Model in Paper

Started by making a model in paper. I used the thickest book in the book series. That way the smaller ones could fit as well.

Laid it out on the leather and cut. cut 1cm extra width to be sure the book would fit.

Step 2: Prepare Sewing, Add Some Details and Bend

Marked where the bends would be.
Prepared for sewing with a groover, awl and a rotary punch.

Carved in some decorations.

Wet the leather and banged the bends with a wooden hammer.

Cut The edges a little bit and burnished them with some bees wax and a soft attachement for my Dremel.

Step 3: Sewing and Closing

Sewing using saddle stitch.

Cut holes and used leather straps and reindeer horn to close the case. glued the edges on the inside.

My first time doing details. I need more practice!

Didn't use any finish. Probably should have!

Step 4: Finished!

Happy brother! :-)



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    6 Discussions

    Mappo Icarium

    1 year ago

    Great cover for a great book series!


    2 years ago

    simply awesome man.


    3 years ago on Introduction

    This is a cool and thoughtful gift. I'm always throwing my books in my bag along with heavy things that mess up the edges. I could totally use something like this. Well done!