Two weeks ago, I jumped on the bandwagon for the midori (handmade version is called fauxdori). It is basically a cover that has elastic running through the spine to slip notebooks in. Everyone, knows I have a notebook sickness. I have a stack of them in my bedroom. When I told my mom about this leather cover book I was going to make she said she wanted one too. I did two different ones and will just share my personal one today. For my mom's I followed the instructions on this blog post I found on the blog Stamped in His Image.
Here is mine. This one is a little different from the blog post I linked to.
1. I added two extra elastic strings by adding an extra hole in the top and bottom of the spine.
2. I also ran the fabric lining through the whole inside. I didn't find that the fabric bunched when it was folded.
3. I didn't use the tooling leather on mine (only reason was they only had one package at my Hobby Lobby and I was using it for my mom's). I ended up buying the leather trim pack, the leather is softer.
Supplies: fabric, leather, twine (Timeless Twine), elastic 2mm cording, wooden bead, loose sheets of notebook paper. hole puncher (We R memory Keepers, and pattern paper (Nikki Sivils, DCWV, ?)
Here is what the inside looks like. The fabric I used was a scrap from a purse I made four years ago.