A sharp knife, some scrap leather and an hour, and I have a handy little reference that should stay nice for a long time and not need to be recharged!
The finished book cover. I decided not to dye it black. It took me an hour to make, start to finish.
Flipping through my new favorite book! The case opens up so I can take the book out. Should keep the cover nicer, longer.
The bits and pieces I need for making a cover for my Pocket Ref. A piece of leather out of a ‘scrap leather’ bag from a hobby store, a sharp knife, a cutting mat, Neatsfoot Oil and Dye.
The leather was an assortment grab bag. I was lucky I had a piece that was big enough I could make something work. There was another piece with a color I liked better, but I couldn’t get something I liked cut out of it.
I used the cutting mat to mark the cut lines. Just slide it along on the edge. Visible marks on the suede side of the leather. I also oiled the finished side at this point so the oil has a chance to soak in before I dye it.
Fold and mark the tie strap locations. The little triangle is from whatever this was to be originally. Alignment marks or something.