Akiko has added more binders to her Etsy store, kikosattic. Because she creates each one of these totally by hand and each one is unique (she does not use a sewing machine) , she is unable to create them in great number, which is why I feature them as often as I can.
Her description of her process is:
The binder is totally my hand made, hand cut (I don’t use any cutter, only knife), hand stitched. No machine is used at all. It’s more complicated than it looks as the binder actually consists of 22 pieces of leather and lining parts plus metal parts.
All edges are filed, trimmed and polished smoothly.
Anyway, on to my absolute FAVOURITE which you can find here:
And this one which is the most beautiful colour – lavender grey
And this one is definitely what the ladies in Downton Abbey would use!