This is what mine turned out looking like.
I hand stitched mine. A big mistake because the stitches were too large, it was difficult to MAKE the stitches, it took very long, and it made my hands hurt.
A flap of leather protects the pages, and a long string holds the book closed.
A pocket like thing holds onto the edge of the front cover.
A strip will secure the cover onto the back of your book.
This is what it looks line when it is flat.
- Sewing machine optional