June 02, 2013

D I Y / Leather Notebook Cover

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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.

need:
/notebook
/(faux)leather
/stud button
/sewing machine/needle & thread

40 comments:

Gabii said...

Love it!


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fashion-meets-art said...

fantastic idea. i love it.
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maren anita

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be individual said...

i love your new blog still :)
it's typical you

Adelajda said...

amazing idea!

Anonymous said...

super fabulous! :D

AmyXx said...

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

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Amy,Xx

Tine said...

Man why didn't I think of this? :)

Miss Kutsu said...

Another great idea, that's so chic!

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FASHION SNAG said...

I love this!

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Latisha Campbell said...

L O V E THIS!!! http://bornwithstyleandsense.blogspot.co.uk/

Shelly said...

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

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Rahel said...

The injection between the pencils is too good :D

Karen Buckley said...

such a great simplistic idea! it looks great too :)

Karen at Quarter-Life Creative

C.I.A.R. said...

LOVE that idea!!!!


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Justalazymorning said...

cute

Eva (Creativity and Chocolate) said...

Simpel en prachtig! xx


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MARJOLEIN from NEVER TOO POLISHED.COM said...

I'm with Shelly! Well said...

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Pernille said...

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

Iliana, Anne said...

great!

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Rachel said...

beautiful idea, you're really creative.

xoxo Rachel

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McKenzie said...

This looks so sleek and minimalist! Love the idea :)

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Justine said...

Beautiful. Absolutely gorgeous.

♡. Justine

Theresa said...

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

-theresa
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Anonymous said...

Thank you thank you thank you
This is great

Rhoda Wong said...

made beautifully!

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stefanie said...

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!

Milex said...

so good!

theclosetopener said...

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.

sassyshann said...

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.


sassyshann

Tatiana Kurnosova said...

Love it! So clean and simple.

xx
Tatiana
http://tatiana-kurnosova.blogspot.ru/

LOVE AESTHETICS said...

at theclosetopener: the injection needle is actually a pen in disguise! :D

SABINNA and DAVID said...

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

xx, Sabinna and David
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sewa mobil said...

Very nice, thanks for sharing.

Anne said...

Hey I like this idea! Nice and easy.
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Sophie said...

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!

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Carol said...

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

DLX said...

Love. Also on my to do list!

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Anonymous said...

mst do this!!

Bernardette T said...

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

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Zach Thalman said...

I like the little ideas that people do to make their notebooks look fancy. I have heard that you can also put make photos the cover of your notebook. I think that would be really great to get a notebook with all my friends on it.

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