“leather” bound sketchbook.


What you’ll need:
– Leather, vinyl, or suede – or whatever sturdy fabric you have on hand.
– Paper – I used sketchbook paper.
– Sewing machine.
– Assorted leather/suede cord, feathers, beads, etc.

What to do:
– Cut leather [or fabric of choice] into desired size.
– Cut paper about 1/8″ around smaller than the size of the cover leaving 2 inches extra cover on right side for the flap.
– Use sewing machine to sew down the middle of the paper and through the cover. i also sewed the edges of the suede to prevent fraying.
– Wrap with leather cord and whatever else you want to adorn your little book!


  • HannahFriday, November 21, 2014 - 7:55 pm

    I love this! How many sheets of paper did you use in the large one?ReplyCancel

    • Caitlin McGrathTuesday, November 25, 2014 - 1:29 pm

      I can’t remember exactly because it has been a few years since I made these – but I would guess 10-15 sheets.ReplyCancel

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