Indie Notebook, cover for Field Notes and other 3.5"x5.5" notebooks - natural veg leather


Pocket notebook cover in superior quality leather.


Named to make us all feel a little more like Indiana Jones and inspired by one of Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks that had a simple string closure; there are many takes on this classic out there, and this is ours. This version accepts just about any 3.5x5.5" softcover notebooks: from Field Notes to Doane Paper to Word Notebooks. You can fit 1-4 notebooks in there comfortably depending on their thickness and the whole thing is kept tidy with an elastic closure.

The elastic is easily replaceable. Ships with a notebook.

Superior quality Wickett & Craig natural vegetable tanned leather. It will age dramatically and patina beautifully. See the last photo for how this leather will age. This leather has no finish or wax applied, so it will age dramatically, picking up dirt and indigo dye from jeans and darkening with exposure to UV light. This 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

All items ship in 1-5 business days, with the exception of belts. Belts are custom sized and ship in 1-2 weeks.

SHIPPING METHODS - USPS only, we do not ship via UPS or FedEx.

Default shipping: First Class Domestic and First Class International. 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.

FYI: Tracking is not always updated reliably with First Class Mail. Also, tracking is not updated for First Class International mail once it leaves the USA. If you require international tracking, please upgrade to Priority Mail International.


Priority Mail - The biggest advantage to Priority Mail is that it includes insurance up to $100. Often this is worth the few extra bucks. It is very rare that a package gets damaged or lost, but it does happen. Priority Mail may speed deliver over regular First Class Mail by a day or two, especially effective to the east coast. Usually delivered in 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.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Returns and exchange details

There is a 15% restocking fee on returns. If the cause for return was our mistake, this fee is waived. Returned goods must be in unused and re-sellable condition. Condition is evaluated upon receipt of your return. The 15% restocking fee may increase depending on the condition of the item.

I do NOT accept returns of belts (unless we screwed something up) as they are always custom sized for you.

We stand behind our 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 not taking custom orders at this time. Thanks!

Reviews (3)


I am in love with this little journal cover. It feels great in my hands and I am excited to see how it ages in the years to come. And it came with a notebook inside, which was a welcome surprise! Beautifully made-- very happy with the purchase.

I buy 1-2 items from One Star per year because their commitment to quality is so apparent and you won’t find better customer service. The attached photo is approximately one month of “weathering” to achieve patina from plain leather, and I know it’s only going to get more beautiful over time.

Yet another fantastic leather product from onestar, this little notebook cover is simple but has the feel of something timeless, fully expect it to last a lifetime. Look cool like Indiana while taking notes or tracking your own personal history

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