Few months ago, I noticed that my brown Traveler's Notebook leather cover no longer held my refill notebooks in a place properly so I figured it was time for a hardware update! We have been carrying TN repair kit for a long time at our shop but this was really my first time fixing my Traveler's Notebook after using it for over 6 years.
The whole process only took about 15 minutes but it was a big deal for me to update my Traveler's Notebook since I have carried it around for so long.
Here is the photo documentation of before and after.
I had fun switching the color of elastic to red (from brown and orange) and adding an extra bookmark. (You can add a bookmark when you hammer the new tin clasp. I used Paper Twine in red color to match the elastic!)
Right now I am keeping my brown Traveler's Notebook in the studio as a sample to share how leather looks like in 6 years but I am not sure how long I can be separated from this artifact. It really has gotten too close to my heart.
FYI: Last weekend I helped one of our in-store customer to customize his Traveler's Notebook. Black elastic with brown leather cover looked incredible!!!