Love Aesthetics

June 2, 2013

Leather Notebook Cover

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/stud button
/sewing machine/needle & thread

I carry a notebook with me at all times, use it almost as much as my phone. Made this cover today out of some leftover faux leather to protect it and give it a bit more of a luxe feel. Nice thing is that when the pages of this notebook are all filled, the cover can be removed and passed on to its successor.

/01 Take measurements, draw a rectangle on the inside of your leather and cut it out.
The height of your rectangle should be the height of the notebook + half a cm (for the seams).
The width of your rectangle should be the width of the notebook x 3.5 (It needs to go around 1.5 times + you need a few cm for the folded seam to slide the notebook in)
02/ Make a fold of about 6cm on one side of the triangle and sew on the top and bottom (as shown on image 3).
03/ Slide one side of your notebook in the seam and wrap the rest around it. Cut off excess material if necessary. Find a center spot where the stud button should go and apply it.

39 responses to “Leather Notebook Cover”

  1. fantastic idea. i love it.
    maren anita

    FASHION-MEETS-ART by Maren Anita

  2. i love your new blog still 🙂
    it’s typical you

  3. Anonymous says:

    super fabulous! 😀

  4. AmyXx says:

    This is genius! The white leather looks gorgeous too, fab post 🙂


  5. Tine says:

    Man why didn’t I think of this? 🙂

  6. Miss Kutsu says:

    Another great idea, that’s so chic!

  7. Shelly says:

    Ivania! How much more will you make me fall in love with your stuff. The simpler it is, the beautiful it gets.

  8. Rahel says:

    The injection between the pencils is too good 😀

  9. such a great simplistic idea! it looks great too 🙂

    Karen at Quarter-Life Creative

  10. Pernille says:

    This is really cool! I’m going to try it real soon! (-:

  11. Rachel says:

    beautiful idea, you’re really creative.

    xoxo Rachel

    (I just started a blog, check it out if you want to!

  12. McKenzie says:

    This looks so sleek and minimalist! Love the idea 🙂

  13. Justine says:

    Beautiful. Absolutely gorgeous.

    ♡. Justine

  14. Theresa says:

    This is a great idea. (: i really love your diys


  15. Anonymous says:

    Thank you thank you thank you
    This is great

  16. stefanie says:

    such a lovely diy! so simple yet so stunning!
    couldn’t wait to try it out and also grabbed some white faux leather (I always have some of that at home in case a cool diy crosses my mind)…turned out pretty amazing!

  17. I’m going to try this, but in good ol’ brown leather! I was wondering though, why is there an injection needle in the colourpencil pot? Just wondering.

  18. sassyshann says:

    When you said “notebook” I thought you mean laptop & I was all “yay I can try & make a non tacky, non mainstream cover for my macbook, but then after reading your post I realise how absorbed in technology I am.
    It is a really nice cover for your notebook though.


  19. at theclosetopener: the injection needle is actually a pen in disguise! 😀

  20. the leather fabric looks gorgeous. btw, love your new blog layout more and more!! 🙂

    xx, Sabinna and David
    Broken Cookies

  21. sewa mobil says:

    Very nice, thanks for sharing.

  22. Sophie says:

    Just pinned this to my DIY board on Pinterest. I love this idea, especially since I carry around a journal with me everywhere. Thanks for sharing!

  23. Carol says:

    Have been looking for that stud button, cant find it. Lovely DIY.

  24. DLX says:

    Love. Also on my to do list!

  25. Anonymous says:

    mst do this!!

  26. Gorgeous, so cool. I love it. I’ll try to do one.

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