My fascination in the flesh!
My previous blog post was all about how I wanted to DIY a Midori for myself: a Fauxdori! This spawned countless pinterest searches and dreaming of ways how I could finally make my own leather-bound journal just coz I was being cheap and didn't want to shell out Php3,000 for the original. (At the same time, I wanted to learn something new.)
Thus meet my DIY Fauxdori!!!
My DIY started from the inside-out. I made the notebook fillers first and really enjoyed customizing my inserts for my needs. (I have also done research on bullet journaling which might be a topic for future blogging!) My previous blog ended on how I needed to find genuine leather for the cover as well as an elastic band.
Luckily my husband's wanderlust led him to a hole-in-the-wall shoe repair shop that had big sheets of leather. They didn't want to sell us such a small piece at first but in the end they capitulated to my husband's charm. I went there today with a sample filler and had the entire thing measured. After 30 minutes I had my raw cover. Sidenote: they also have other leather colors and you can even request for a lining. But i like the raw finish on this one so decided to leave it bare.
I was also able to find an eyelet punch and setter in National Bookstore for PHp340.00. Lucky me because it was the last piece there---and falling apart at that! Good thing I snapped it up before someone else could.
For the elastic cord it comes at about Php25/yard here in sewing supply shops and it only came in black. I'm fine with that. I'll look for other colors another time.
So with a complete set of necessary tools I went about punching my leather and setting up my fauxdori! Look at the photos below to see the process.
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