Hi, this is Allison LeBaron.

Thanks for your interest in my handmade journals. I start by trimming natural leather into a sturdy cover. I hand tear 100% cotton rag paper to leave a deckled edge and then sew the pages into the leather cover.

I give you the options of selecting decorative end sheets, adding a closure button, and having initials stamped into the front cover.


Fill out the form at right to create your own journal. I will review your order and send you a confirmation email and an invoice for the journal, optional add-ons, and shipping cost.  If you are ordering more than one journal, please fill out a separate form for each selection and check off the box indicating you are ordering multiple journals.


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The Cargo Pocket is a rugged little journal, perfect for tucking into the corner of your bag or satchel. The Cargo Pocket may be small, but it doesn’t skimp on quality. Like all LeBaron journals it features the highest quality 100% rag paper, luxurious cowhide leather cover and sturdy deerskin tie. You can be sure that whatever musings you’ve put into this book will be well protected and the archival materials will keep for centuries. Did we mention it is a bargain? I’ve been looking at a lot of journals on the market lately and note that there has been a creeping diminishment in materials and workmanship. I’m pleased to say that I still use only the best materials available and bind each journal with the same care and fastidious attention to detail. The stitching is guaranteed to hold! Strong linen thread and good tight binding will keep your journal intact for a century at least.
white leather cargo pocket journal

The Cargo Pocket

  • 6 x 4 inches
  • 100% cotton rag archival off-white paper
  • 1.25 inches thick
  • decorative end sheet
  • 5 signatures bound into 100 pages
  • leather closure strap
  • optional decorative closure button
  • optional stamped name or initials

  • BASE PRICE $55.00


Create your journal

  • Your journal is wrapped in soft leather. Black leather is smooth and scratch resistant. The other leather types distress with use.
  • After reviewing your order I will send you an invoice via email and estimated shipping date. Thank you for ordering an original handmade journal!