If you are you looking for a quick and easy handmade gift this holiday season, consider making this leather journal. You can use up scraps from another project or recycle a piece of clothing. And don’t forget there are alternatives to leather, such as Kraft-tex or cork fabric, which would work great for this binding method.
You’ll need the tools and supplies:
- 3 folded signatures
- Waxed linen thread**
- Bone folder
- Japanese screw punch (optional)
- Punching cradle (optional)
- Scissors, ruler, pencil
* The cover measures 1/4″ / 6mm taller than signature height and 3 times the signature width
**Thread measures a generous 9 times the signature height
Here are the instructions on how to make it this little book. It’s so easy, you’ll make them for everyone on your list.
If you have any questions, please comment below.