I am a sucker for a pretty covered note book and I’ve featured some of them on the blog in the past.
The latest one in my collection is this delightful visual diary, made for me by Ladybirdee using some scraps of antique kimono fabric given to her by a friend.
The addition of a self contained pencil, with an eraser & pencil sharpener attached is a bonus.
Ladybirdee knows that I wanted to learn to draw, hence the visual diary, but oh dear, the pressure is now on to fill these blank pages.
If you wish to make your own version of this lovely lined book cover, you will find the instructions written by Melissa on The Whimsical Wife.
I’ve also hunted up the following links, to patterns for other styles, so that you can make a variety of covered note books for yourself or for gifts:
How to Make a Reversible Note Book cover by Lara Cammeron
And they don’t just have to be “pretty’ covers for women, you can also stitch this rugged leather cover by Mary Ray.
Or this portable drawing case for a child by Ellen Luckett Backer of “The long Thread”