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« on: February 28, 2011 07:52:37 PM »

Last summer my family had to throw away an old leather couch. Most of the leather wasn't too badly worn from use, so we salvaged all that we could before hauling it out to the curve. Shortly there after, I went to a renaissance fair and saw leather bound journals, which gave me the idea to make my own using the recycled leather. I didn't get around to it until after Christmas, but such is life.
This was my first attempt at book making. Rather than follow one specific pattern, I decided to improvise, and learned a lot during the process; like the importance of measuring. It would have been much easier to bind the spine together if I made sure the stitching of each booklet matched up.

In progress, binding the booklets together:

Binding the pages to the leather cover:


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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2011 08:03:55 PM »

beautifully simple AND recycled. Nice job.

« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2011 08:28:18 PM »

Nice idea!  I have one of those ex-boyfriend leather jackets that I've been wondering what to do with; now I know.  That jacket is destined to become journals!  Thanks for the inspiration!
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2011 11:49:01 AM »

I love journals Cheesy and think you did a great job. What a nice idea about using the leather from the couch Tongue Now I'm going to cross my fingers that someone plans to get rid of their leather couch

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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2011 11:39:38 PM »

Great job for your first time! Love the colour, the couch must have been pretty nice once upon a time.. but now it looks GREAT on your book Tongue

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