Tuesday, October 21, 2014

My Midori-style journal cover...

I had an old leather handbag that I no longer used. The zipper was broken and the inside lining was all ripped.. The leather was so lovely on it though and have been wondering what I was going to make with it.. Then I found Ray Blake's wonderful tutorial on how to make your own Midori-style journal cover  So today I made my cover and I love it. The leather is so soft as its already aged and I like the look of the stitching it all just adds to it. 

Front of my journal
This is the front of my finished journal. I had to add a trinket of an owl to it.. I followed along step by step with the youtube video and paused and re-winded a lot but I am so very happy with the way it turned out..  I used my bigbite for the holes as I tried my leather punch as you can see by the hammer but it did not go through it, maybe I needed to hit it harder.. So it was the bigbite that did the job and I am happy with the way it looks.. I used the smallest one the 1/8" hole punch.

Back of my journal

So now I am off to make more inserts as I think mine can easily hold 3 journals in it.. 

Have a great day 
Sandy :)


  1. How cool!!! I have a bunch of leather pieces as well and I may just give this a try as well. :)

  2. Love this! Now I need to go scrounging in my closet to what I might have! Hmmm or maybe some Goodwill shopping.

  3. That is awesome!!! I love your enclosure too. Well done!!! (((hugs)))


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