• LPDstudios Blog: Behind the Scenes - Craft on Tap Leather Journal Covers

    I'm so excited to be teaching more Craft on Tap workshops at the PA Guild of Craftsmen through 2018! 

    The first class is right around the corner, February 22nd, and since we are just kicking off the new year, I thought a great workshop would be to make leather journal covers. It's the perfect time to get our brains in order, get organized and have a place to write it all down! Whether it's a to do list, goals for the year, or just a place to doodle, it's nice to have a personalized journal at your finger tips. 

    I made a couple of prototypes for the class and I'll take you through a few of the steps for a sneak peak preview on how to make these re-usable journal covers!

    I found 4 x 6 journals that are a nice size to carry around in your purse. I cut my chosen leather bigger than the journal to ensure a snug fit.

    I used my handy dandy, mechanical punch tool to create thread holes.

    For a personalized touch, I cut out bird and leaf motifs for the front cover.

    I love he contrast of the bright yellow and turquoise leathers!

    Next, I use strong adhesive to affix the motifs to the leather.

    The finished product is a unique, re-usable journal cover! Here are the two prototypes I made, but I can't wait to see what you come up with in class.

    Click here to register for the class! It's held at the PA Guild of Craftsmen in Lancaster, PA on February 22nd from 6 - 8. The $35 class cost includes all materials, as well as a complimentary craft beer from Wacker Brewing Company!

    Thank you for stopping by LPDstudios and I can't wait to see you in class!


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