I made my note book using faux leather. I lined the inside of the faux leather cover with paper, so that the inside would look nice. I hand made my signatures. I had everything on hand except the elastic. I did have to purchase that. So my note book cost me about $1.69, that was the price of the elastic. I could not find black elastic. But I will keep looking for it, because I want to make another notebook. My notebook has 2 signatures. I may put 1 more signature in the note book because I do have room for another signature. The note book measures 6" x 9". I Love, love, love it!!!