How to Make a Leather Travel Journal Tutorial




  • 100% beginner-friendly
  • Perfect for first-time bookbinders, artists, DIYers and journal keepers
  • Carefully curated by hand-bookbinders for you

Planning your next trip? Need a journal to keep track of what to do and where to go? Want a journal that can cater to your unique needs? Why not make one yourself! This DIY leather journal project will teach you how to make your very own travel journal in easy-to-follow steps.

In this style of binding, 6 signatures get hand-sewn to a piece of leather leaving the book’s spine exposed. This binding method can easily be adapted to create a variety of shapes and patterns on the spine, adding to the journal’s decorative appeal.

In this easy-to-follow guide we illustrate how to make an A6 journal measuring approximately 10.5 x 14.8cm/ 4.1 x 5.8”. This style of binding is ideal for creating travel journals and planners, wedding guest books and photo albums, and the size can easily be adjusted.


What You Get

You will receive 1 PDF file, 4 MB. This tutorial consists of 22 full-colored pages with 50-plus photo-instructions and illustrations.

Please note that this is an e-product. No physical product will be shipped.

Our tutorials are available in English only.



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