Little Leather Journal Tutorial

As I promised in my last blog post, here’s a leather journal tutorial. It’s based on a stitch from Keith Smith’s second book, Non-Adhesive Binding, Vol. 2: 1- 2- & 3-Section Sewings called Triple Chain stitch but I’ve modified it to make it simpler. Below the video are a list of tools and supplies.

Tools

Rotary cutter or craft knife with fresh blades
Quilting ruler
Cutting mat
Bone folder
Japanese hole punch with 2mm tip
Punching cradle
Awl
Needle (I used a #18 blunt)
Pencil
Ruler
Scissors

Supplies

Paper for signatures (pages)
Lightweight 2oz leather, 5” x 12”
Graph paper
3ply or 4ply waxed linen thread
Scotch tape
Suede cord
Bead

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.

8 Thoughts on “Little Leather Journal Tutorial

  1. Sharon Esmont on March 26, 2019 at 4:36 pm said:

    Oh that is such a lovely leather book. I’m going to dig out my leather and start working on making my own little book. Thank you for the well done video. You did a great job of explaining each step.

  2. glacken2016 on March 26, 2019 at 8:01 pm said:

    Ali, This is another great tutorial. I definitely want to try this. Thank you very much!

  3. Cheryl Steffenella on March 27, 2019 at 10:05 am said:

    Thanks Ali! I’m off to try this one!

  4. JoAnn Campisi on March 27, 2019 at 5:44 pm said:

    Wonderful tutorial – Thank you!

  5. Bonnie on March 27, 2019 at 7:08 pm said:

    Thnak you Ali.

  6. Claire on March 30, 2019 at 7:44 pm said:

    Thanks again for all your inspiration – love this book and hope to try it soon:)

  7. Marilyn Handis on April 5, 2019 at 1:42 pm said:

    Hi Ali. Is the cord you used to close the journal 1/8″ or 1/4″? Also, is it suede or deerskin? I tried to find it on the Tandy website.

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