Hello Crafters (:o)
I recently came back from a wonderful vacation on crete island with some nice pictures in my pocket. Searching the www for a quick and easy storage, i found 1000 ideas using a Midori Traveler's Notebook.
Some leather pieces, i've bought at the Barcelona Flea Market a few month ago, come in handy now. A Memory Notebook Kit, bought at dp, was already waiting to get used.
The notebook has regular size and fits a Midori planner
Some assorted planner refills, all regular size. I'm also using a brown piece of 2 mm foam sheet as backing, because my leather is a bit flimsy
The white piece of paper is my templet ( Midori size)
First cutting the leather
Marking holes on templet for elastic band
Cutting holes into templet
A little eye measuring with one of the notebook refills
Cutting foam sheet to size and adhering it to the back of leather
Cutting everything straight
Marking the holes with the templet
I always like a little bit hand sewing. Marking the sewing line with a tool
Making holes with an awl straight through foam sheet and leather
The sewing part next
Also created a little closure piece
Next part involving the elastic band, and there are different ways to do that.
I show you my way, for 4 inserts
Starting above, at the left hole...going down
and up again..
You will end, with two strings, in the middle of the spine
Make a knot
Bring in the closure part to one string .....
..and make another knot
This way, i have some leftover string and i can always tie it loose, if i need more room
Some more accessories make sense...
..like a pen holder clip.....
....and a clear zipper case for ephemera
I guess, you'll see my Ellydori a few more times
One of the pages, not much embellished, yet
Now it's up to you, to create your own....
Use fabric ....or felt would be nice, too