Working the Threading Pattern:
Fold the waxed linen thread in half and place the center fold over the center of the bamboo skewer. Wrap one side of the thread over the skewer two times. This will give you three wraps – loops – over the skewer.
Thread both ends of the waxed linen thread through both center holes of the two leather pieces. Both threads will be on the back side of the leather.
Work one side of the waxed thread at a time. Bring one end of one of the threads from the back through one side hole in both leather pieces to the front of the cover.
Wrap this thread three times over the bamboo skewer. Pull the thread tight to secure the skewer against the leather cover.
Lace the end of the waxed thread back through the side hole of both leather pieces, returning the thread to the back side of the leather.
Repeat this process for the second, unworked, waxed linen thread on the opposite side of the leather journal.
Tying the Lacing Bow:
Bring both waxed linen thread ends to the front by lacing them through the center hole. Lace one above the bamboo skewer and one below. Use a simple shoe string bow to tie the threads together. Clip the excess waxed thread to about 3” long.
Lacing the Back Cover:
Print and crop your paper journal pages. Cut the holes using a paper hole punch.
Position your stack of journal pages on top of the inside of the back cover, aligning the holes in the paper with the holes in the back cover.
Repeat the lacing steps to secure the back cover to the joining piece. As you lace the back cover to the journal work through all three layers – the center top joining piece, the back cover, and the journal pages stack.
When you are ready for a new stack of journal pages simply untie your waxed linen threads and remove them from journal back. Add your new pages and re-lace using the same waxed linen thread.
Printing your Pattern and Bullet Journal Pages:
Click on the images below. Each image will open in a new browser tab at full size.
Place your mouse over the image and right-hand click. A menu will pop-up. Select “save” or “save as” from the menu. Save the images to your desktop where they will be easy to find later.