When I saw Lynne Hoppe's pochette (little pocket) I wanted to make one. It is a pocket made from an old book cover, used to hold loose paper. I have quite a few books waiting to be made into journals, so I found one that I thought would be suitable. It is about A5 size, and has a lovely cover, with pretty gold text and decoration, but was not in a very good state, so I didn't mind cutting it up. I took out the pages, then decided to bring out the embossed pattern on the cover using Buff-It. I just rubbed it on lightly with my finger.
I found a couple of fabric covered old buttons, and gold embossed them too.
I added fabric tape to the inside of the spine, to strengthen it. This tape is the only recent purchase. All the other things I used have been hanging around for a while, some for years!
I even did some measuring and used a ruler to ensure at least some accuracy.
The elastic loop to keep it closed and voila!