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! :-)