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How to sew a traveler's notebook journal cover by Sewspire

How to sew a laminated traveler’s notebook journal cover

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How to sew a traveler's notebook journal cover by Sewspire
How to sew a traveler’s notebook journal cover by Sewspire

Today I am here to show you how to sew a laminated traveler’s notebook / journal cover. For this project you will need two pieces of laminated cotton fabric which measure 9.25″ x 8″ for the pockets and two pieces of laminated cotton fabric which measure 9.25″ x 12.5″ for the body panels; plus, two pieces of 1/4″ elastic which measure 11″ long.

The notebooks which fit in this measure 5.5″ x 8.25″. If you would like to create a custom cover to fit your specific notebooks you will add 1.5″ to the width of your notebook when it is open and laying flat on the countertop and 1″ to the height. The pockets will measure the same height as your body panels by 8″ wide.

I will be back soon with another inspired sewing project. Until then, please know the creative genius in me celebrates the creative genius in you!

XO,

Andrea

P.S. In this week’s studio update, I announce the winners of last week’s giveaway as well as the results of our sewing machine survey. I hope you enjoy both video segments and will subscribe to the Sewspire YouTube channel:

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How to sew a planner cover or pad folio notebook

How to Sew a Planner Cover or Notebook Padfolio

How to sew a planner cover or pad folio notebook
How to sew a planner cover or padfolio notebook
How to sew a planner cover or pad folio notebook
How to sew a planner cover or padfolio notebook

Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire! 

Today I am here to show you how to sew a planner cover or notebook pad folio organizer that is designed to hold an iPad, phone, pens, business cards and either a standard 8.5″ x 11″ notepad, spiral notebook or planner.

When finished the organizer measures approximately 11.5″ tall by 8.5″ wide (when closed). For this project you will need 1.5 yards of material, quilt batting, Pellon heavyweight stabilizer and a 4″ strip of sew in hook and loop tape.

Precut the following pattern pieces:

(2) 13″ x 21″ body panels

(2) 18″ x 21″ pocket panels

(1) 12″ x 20″ iPad pocket

(1) 12″ x 8″ iPad pocket flap

(1) 13″ x 20″ spiral / side load pocket 

(1) 18.5″ x 10.5″ piece of heavyweight stabilizer 

(1) 13″ x 21″ piece of quilt batting

(2) 6″ x 8″ piece of quilt batting 

I hope you enjoy the project and will share pictures of your finished (and fully loaded) planner covers with me on Instagram and Facebook using #sewspire and @sewspire .

If you would like to enter to win this very planner cover you may do so by subscribing to my Happy Mail List. I will announce the winner next week in my YouTube sewing tutorial. I will also reach out to the lucky winner via email. Please join me in congratulating Nikki Martin the winner of the Duffel Tote we stitched up last week.

I will be back soon with another travel inspired sewing project. Until then, please know the creative genius in me salutes the creative genius in you!

XO,

Andrea

 

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How to sew a notebook cover with zippered pocket by Sewspire

How to sew a notebook cover with zippered pocket

Hey y’all and welcome back to Sewspire!

I am so happy to be here with you, sharing this creative time together. Today, I want to teach you how to sew a custom notebook cover that will fit a standard size composition book that measures approximately 7″ wide by 9.25″ tall.

For this project you will need a heavier weight twill fabric for the body and some lighter quilt weight cotton for the pockets + an 8″ YKK zipper which you can purchase from Zipit on Etsy.

I especially love this notebook cover because it has an exterior zippered pocket for my pens, post it notes, stickers and paper clips! Inside there are two more handy pockets perfectly sized for business cards.

In preparation, you will need to precut the following pattern pieces:

Cotton interior flap pockets 8.25″ x 4.75″ (cut 2)

Cotton interior flaps 5″ x 10.5″ (cut 2)

Twill body panels 10.5″ x 15″ (cut 2)

Cotton zipper pocket trim 10.5″ x 2″ (cut 2)

Cotton exterior pocket 4″ x 10.5″ (cut 1)

Cotton zipper pocket tabs 3.25″ x 2″ (cut 2)

Please let me know if you enjoy this project and /or have any ideas as to how to improve the design. I thank you for spending this time with me and will be back next week with another inspired sewing project.

Until then, the creative genius in me salutes the creative genius in YOU.

XO!

Andrea