Notebook Covers

Designed for Moleskine®, Rhodia®, Hobonichi® and other popular volumes, notebook covers are hand built using our signature English Kip leather are functional protection offered in a range of popular sizes. These products are a natural extension of our line of Geoscience related field equipment items. We design and build leather goods to protect and or assist with the use of many tools. The popularity of these notebook covers is a testament to the need for them and the fact that we “got it right” when we designed them and chose the right leather for them. Each is stamped with a serial number as a measure of identification and further adds to the uniqueness of every cover. We are pleased and humbled by the reviews that these covers have received in numerous blogs, online comments and customer testimonies.

We build profoundly functional notebook covers for a variety of notebooks. Stock covers, all of our select natural English Kip leather, protect and enhance A4 (8-1/2” x 12”) to extra small (2-1/2” x 4”) volumes from several prominent makers. Our covers are offered in dedicated sizes with specific features.

Gfeller Casemakers pioneered the slit rear inside pocket to allow use of the elastic closure on many of these volumes. We also extended the inner pocket flaps to avoid the “cover bump” ( an annoying “bump” that occurs across the beginning and ending volume pages) typically associated with slip on covers.

Our interlocking pen loop is available on several cover sizes. The loop strip is integral with the cover flap. It wraps around the pen and is stitched flat in the cover seam. This arrangement maximizes the strength of the loop and greatly reduces the failure possibility of the loop. Our customer feedback and past experience figured prominently in the design of this loop…it is profoundly functional, just like everything we do.


Leather is a natural product that darkens with use and exposure to UV light. This darkening or patina is particularly evident on light colored specimens. Our Natural English Kip leather is finished without addition of dyes or other cover-up colorants. We hand stuff the leather with a light application of pure neatsfoot oil, finishing with a top coat that resists moisture and grime. The photo here shows a new production cover under another that has seen service where it has been exposed to natural and fluorescent lighting. The small notebook cover directly under the pen has been in constant use for nearly three years. The patina development portrayed in this photo is typical, but your experience may be slightly different depending upon use and environment.