Then, use a quick dry adhesive to put the foil poster board inside of your notebook as shown below. Line up the folds with the small slits in the leather.
Once dry, use a craft knife to transfer those cut slits to the foil piece.
You will also want to mark each piece of card stock along the fold exactly where the slits will end up once assembled. Then use a needle to poke a hole in these locations. This will make sewing a bit easier later.
Then use a needle and thread to sew up your journal. Start with your knot on the inside, go through the three sheets of card stock, then through the foil and leather. You will then go up through the next slit in the leather and foil then through the next set of holes in the card stock. Repeat for all four slit locations.
Continue through each of the three sets of three until all of your paper has been sewn into the leather notebook.
Knot off your thread and you have completed your project! But how do you keep your new leather journal closed? Well that is easy!
Just pull up on the loop you created in the leather and then pull it through the rectangular hole. Add a pen and this is one cute DIY leather journal!