Here is my version of 3 ring binders. I bought the binder mechanisms off of binding101 and the leather and rivets from Tandy leather. I found it easier to get the saddle rivets for the spline and cut them down rather than try to find a rivet already the correct size. I use vegtan to hold the wood together. I thought about using a living hinge but wasn’t sure if it would handle repeated use opening and closing and wasn’t sure how to attach the binder mechanism, leather seemed the easier way to go.
I thought this would be a practical and versatile pattern to share : )3ringbinderpieces.pdf (738.9 KB)