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Monday, October 19, 2020

DIY Retro Notebook Cover with Pen Pocket

Hello, and welcome to another Monday - a rather cold and wet one around here. So to cheer up the day I'm sharing here a fun little project I completed a couple of weeks ago: a colorful retro-style felt notebook cover. 

 

DIY Retro Notebook Cover with Pen Pocket

 

The top and bottom of the notebook cover are machine sewn (see my themed notebook covers tutorial for details). Then I cut a rectangle of felt in a contrasting color (enough for the pen pocket) and pinned in place. 

 

DIY Retro Notebook Cover with Pen Pocket

The pen pocket is hand sewn in the same blue as the notebook cover. 

 

DIY Retro Notebook Cover with Pen Pocket

 
DIY Retro Notebook Cover with Pen Pocket

 

Then instead of using ribbon to close the notebook, I opted for another rectangle of felt and a plastic snap: 

 

DIY Retro Notebook Cover with Pen Pocket

DIY Retro Notebook Cover with Pen Pocket

 And that was it: a very quick project that turned out really bright and colorful - not to mention useful too!

 

DIY Retro Notebook Cover with Pen Pocket

DIY Retro Notebook Cover with Pen Pocket

DIY Retro Notebook Cover with Pen Pocket

DIY Retro Notebook Cover with Pen Pocket



Have fun and happy Monday!

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4 comments:

  1. I love how the two colors pair! And the pocket for the pen. I am always loosing my pencil - that's clever!

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.com

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  2. A lovely colour combo, this would make a lovely gift this Christmas.

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    1. Thank you! This will actually be a birthday gift for one of may daughter's friends, but I will probably make more for Christmas too!

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