How to Make a Leather Bound Journal or Notebook
Learn to make a leather bound journal or notebook from an old leather jacket and a cheap notebook.
Reinforce Covers of Notebook
Cut to size cardboard pieces to reinforce covers of your notebook. Use hot glue gun to add the cardboard pieces to the covers.
Cut Out Leather From Jacket
Cut out the back panel of the leather jacket.
Cut Leather to Size
This step is difficult to describe how to do it the right way, so I suggest watching the video to fully understand the best way to cut your leather piece to size.
Cut Excess Leather on the Binding
Cut excess leather on the binding.
Glue on Leather
Hot glue the leather edges onto the notebook.
Use Image to Mark Points
With a woodburner mark points of printed out image.
Connect the Dots
Connect the dots to outline image.
Add the shade with quick light strokes.
Add border if desired.