Here is a gift I made for a friend of mine.
This was my first experience in book binding ...
... and I think it came out pretty good.
Here is a close-up of a headband
I decorated the front with a flower (also made by yours truely) and added a pocket on one of the last pages.
This was a great upcycling project: pages were made with old printing paper, fabric for the cover was a part of an old comforter, I made a decorative flower out of an old curtain, and used scrapbook paper for endsheets.
I am planning a series of tutorials on book binding. Stay tuned!