These simple leather journals or sketchbooks would make great holiday gifts for the writers, doodlers, list-makers, or note-takers in your life. I don't know about you but I want to make a hundred of these and give them to everyone I know!
This easy-to-follow tutorial comes from Katie Startzman of Duo Fiberworks (the same creative lady that brought us the rainbow-wrapped wreath idea). To make your own 32-page book, all you need is the following:
- Four pieces of paper, 8.5"x11"
- Leather or suede scraps, one 5x7" and one 3x4"
- Embroidery floss
- Xacto knife
- Straight edge
- Cutting mat
- Large sturdy needle
- Sewing machine
If you don't want to use leather, Katie suggests felt or any other sturdy, flexible material. Once you've gathered up your supplies, head over to Duo Fiberworks for all the steps!