DIY Composition Notebook Tablet Cover

Recycle and Repurpose.

Last year I made a tutorial showing you how I covered this composition notebook with scrapbook supplies. I turned the notebook into my own version of a planner (which you can see here). When the new year came around, I decided to DIY a Faux Leather Journal Cover because it's more practical, and I had a lot of fabric left over from the project. Since I loved the old cover so much that I hoarded held on to it because I was determined to repurpose it.

I remembered seeing this post om Pinterest several months ago (well before I had a tablet) and vowed that I would make a similar version of my own if I ever got one. All of my notebooks have a vision board on the first page which is what I will use to cover the left side of my notebook. Now, let's get started.

  • 7.5"x 15" of leather (or fabric)
  • 1.5 yards of elastic
  • xacto knife
  • ruler
  • composition notebook
  • scissors
  • industrial glue

1. Using the xacto knife, cut the stitching along the spine to remove the paper from the notebook cover.

2. Glue the leather to the back cover and cut off the excess with the xacto knife.

3. Cut two 3cm (or 1.2 inch) squares then cut them in half diagonally (pictured below) and four 10cm (or 4 inch) pieces of elastic.

4. To make this easy, mark one edge of the elastic 'A'. Place a line of glue along the longest edge and stick side A to the glue so it makes a loop facing the top of the fabric.

5.  Based on the size of your tablet, determine the placement of the triangles and secure them in place with industrial glue.

The best way for me was to place the loop around one edge and pull it down the tablet until it was snug. Then I measured from the top and the side to determine the triangles placement.

I suggest that you allow the glue to completely dry for 24 hours before using your new cover. Be sure to share this with a friend and let me know if you plan on making one for yourself!

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