BUILD-YOUR-OWN - cover for Hobonichi Cousin planner (fits some other A5 notebooks)


A5 notebook cover made for the Hobonichi Cousin, but also fits some other A5 sized notebooks (see below). Available in your choice of colors.

--> DESIGNATE YOUR COLOR CHOICES in the "Add an optional note to seller" field during checkout--PLEASE READ BELOW.


The very popular Japanese Hobonichi planner makes a great daily journal, planner, calendar, scrapbook, sketchbook... and it needs a good cover. The exterior piece is thick and supple Horween leather, the inside is bridle leather from the Hermann Oak tannery. Both are superior quality leathers. Each cover is made to order--hand cut, assembled, stitched and finished with care, and it feels simply incredible in your hands. Buy it once and refill it with a new Hobonichi year after year.

This is a perfect and snug fit for the Hobonichi Cousin A5. More info about my Hobonichi covers is available here:

NOTE: Hobonichi Planner NOT included, this is just the cover for it.


Also compatible with similarly sized notebooks:
Midori MD Notebook, A5, 176 pages
Nanami Paper Seven Seas "Standard" & "Writer" A5 Notebooks, 240 pages
Clairefontaine Basic Clothbound Notebooks 14.8x21cm (5.83"x8.27"), 96 pages


Select the option from the drop-down menu above.

1. Base price, no options, $85
2. Pen loop only, $100
3. Snap closure only, $100
4. Card pockets only, $110
5. Pen loop + snap closure, $115
6. Pen loop + card pockets, $125
7. Snap closure + card pockets, $125
8. Pen loop, snap closure, card pockets, $140

Here is how the price is calculated:

Base Price: $85
Add Pen Loop: +$15
Add Snap Closure: +$15
Add interior card pockets: +$25
Add Bookmark: +$10

If you'd like me to add a bookmark, purchase this listing with your order, $10:


See color options photo above and leave your color choices in the field marked "Add an optional note to seller" during checkout. You must select an Exterior Color, Interior Color and Thread Color. NOT ALL COLORS CAN BE USED ON INTERIOR / EXTERIOR - READ BELOW AND CHOOSE ACCORDINGLY.

➤ Exterior Color Choices - 4-6oz thickness

Horween Chromexcel: Forest Green, Bright Green, Blue, Red, Burgundy #8, Black, Brown, Natural, Rough Brown, Rough Tan
Horween Latigo: Tan, Redbrown
Horween Dublin: Natural, Brown
Hermann Oak: Natural Veg
Wickett & Craig Harness: Black, Chestnut, Tan

➤ Interior Color Choices - (for use on interior pockets or flaps) - 2-3oz thickness

Horween Chromexcel: Black, Brown, Burgundy #8, Natural
Horween Dublin: Natural
Hermann Oak: Black, Brown, Chestnut, Tan, Natural Veg
Wickett & Craig Harness: Black, Chestnut, Tan

➤ Thread Colors:

Natural, Mocha, Bark, Golden, Brown, Black, Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow, Olive, Green, Raspberry, Lilac, Denim, Blue, Turquoise, Gray


Superior quality leathers. Should be treated with One Star Leather balm periodically to keep it looking its best:


Our products are 100% handmade in our little garage workshop in California. No sewing machines, no assembly lines. Just top quality raw materials put together by hand. To learn more, check out Etsy's 2012 feature of my shop: And read more about my philosophy at

Proudly handmade in the U.S.A. by One Star Leather Goods. For more info visit


Buyers are responsible for all taxes, duties and customs fees.

Shipping from United States


Items that are in stock usually ship in a day or two, but it can take up to 3-5 business days during busy times, if I happen to be eating ice cream at that moment or if I'm in the mountains for the weekend. If you need something rushed, contact me and we can almost always work it out. Otherwise, please have patience and your item will ship within 5 business days. Custom orders depend on how long the queue is at any given moment, could be a couple days and could be up to 3 weeks. Again, contact me to inquire about current shipping estimates. Thanks!


I ship using United States Postal Service, First Class Domestic and First Class International Mail. This usually means a couple days or less to the west coast, 4-7 days to the east coast, and 5-14+ days to the rest of the world.


Priority Mail - may speed deliver over regular First Class Mail by a day or two, especially effective to the east coast. Usually 1-3 days. Signature Confirmation available upon request. You can add this option at checkout.

Priority Mail Express - next day delivery to most Unites States addresses. Signature Confirmation available upon request. You can add this option at checkout.


Priority Mail International. Usually 6-10 days worldwide. You can add this option at checkout.

Priority Mail Express International. Usually 3-5 days worldwide. You can add this option at checkout.


I accept returns of stock items that are unused and in re-sellable condition. I do NOT accept returns of monogrammed items or belts as they are custom sized (unless I screwed up). I stand behind my products and want you to be happy with your purchase. If you have a problem, get in touch and we'll make it right.



I am happy to make many of my products in your choice of custom color, leather and thread. In general I do not take custom design work, but you can always ask. Custom order turnaround can be anywhere from few days up to 3 weeks. Get in touch if you'd like to arrange a custom request.

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