Friday, June 13, 2014

ZenKraft Bomber Jacket Notebook

I ordered a piece of brown pebble grain textured cowhide from Leather Unlimited, 2mm thick, in order to create Bomber Jacket style notebooks.  This one was my first finished prototype.  It was designed to hold eight inserts comfortably, for the "power notebook" user.  

Here, it's loaded with five inserts, one of which is a leather zipper pouch made by Melissa Chao, "To Boldly Fold", Etsy.
I extended the Bomber Jacket's width in order to accommodate up to eight inserts, so with the five you see, it has a definite hangover which works for some, not for others.

The first paper insert is a charcoal pocketbook insert by Banditappple.  It's slim for just jotting down notes and works well in the front position.

 That's followed by two additional Banditapple inserts, of which I can't say enough about the quality of the materials, as well as the craftsmanship in hand stitching them together, thanks Arnie Kim!
 Here's a rear pic of the leather Zipper pouch, and here you see a side half pocket that Melissa added, nice touch!
 Coming up from the rear is something I had not seen before, but I wanted to explore the potential of a Reporter style notebook which would be incorporated inside and attached for easy use.  Hence the Rite in the Rain Reporter's Notebook which is attached by horizontal elastic cording to hold the notebook in place.  You'll see this theme again in other notebooks I created.
So, this is the ZenKraft Bomber Jacket Notebook, and it's going for $50.00 USD plus shipping.  I include three inserts, one of which will be a reporter style notebook, not a Rite in the Rain which is a little more spendy.  Contact me if interested:
Thanks for looking.

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