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Thread: Journal covers with pen pocket

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    Journal covers with pen pocket

    A while ago a friend give me a covered A5 journal with a pen pocket. Thinking what a great idea it was as it just slipped neatly into my handbag I asked if she would mind if I copied it. She was more than happy for me to do so in fact she sent me the dimensions so out with the scrap bins and this is what was made.

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    I have since gone on and made quite a few more. All the recipients love them.

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    Love them! Our guild gives gift bags to residents of a senior living center each year, we each do a couple of bags. No food items are allowed, as many have dietary restrictions. I like to make covers like these that fit composition notebooks, a couple of pens/pencils, and other useful, practical items. Depending on fabrics, they can be for men or women, pretty or funny, etc. A great gift!

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    ​Very cute!

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    Love them!

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    So pretty!!

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    Cute...can you share the directions with me?
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    Notebook covers like that are awesome. I add a flap and velcro closure to keep it all together.

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    I want one! LOL

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    Those are really neat. I would also like to have the dimensions or the pattern. Please.

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    A couple of you have asked for the dimensions. This is what I was sent and just worked from this. I hope it helps but should you need any assistance please just ask and hopefully I can assist. 1/4" seam allowances need to be added in.

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    Great job! And I love your "directions"! I have a bunch of projects that the directions are hand written by me in the same format!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GEMRM View Post
    Great job! And I love your "directions"! I have a bunch of projects that the directions are hand written by me in the same format!
    Hahahaha….this is what we call "a mud map" in Australia. I have several "mud maps" in my sewing folder.

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    Nice idea, thank you for sharing
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    Thanks for the drawing - looks great,to me. Will it fit the regular composition book size? Looks easier than a few patterns I’ve bought and would make great gifts. Another just curious question - what size is A5? Thanks again.

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    By any chance could you please take a couple pictures of the cover open? A picture of the inside and the outside would be very helpful for me since I can't tell what it is supposed to look like on the outside when it is flat, and the same for the inside. Hope that makes sense, thank you.

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    Ladyinpurple I have put a link for you to find out about A5. This is a very common size in Australia but it looks like it is not common in the US. Hopefully the link will give you the necessary info so that you can relate it to your sizing.

    https://blog.milligram.com/notebook-...otebook-sizes/

    Quiltingcandy I have attached two photos - the first one is the inside of the cover

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    And the second one the outside is shown spread out flat

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    I hope this helps you both with your queries.

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    Really cute project. Lots of applications. Love the 'mud' map description.

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    Great project for gifts.

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    Thanks for the directions and the photos.

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    Very cute items. Great gift ideas.

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    So very cute!!!
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    I think A5 is about 5x8 size. in Australia. so we can find that size too i'm sure.

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    here is photo of my book cover from an Aussie quilter friend.no pen pocket though. came with a spiral notebook inside.
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    Thank you so much for the photos. My daughter is an elementary school teacher. She has a treasure box for the kids that once a month they get to use tokens they have earned to buy something from the treasure box. A few years ago I had donated a couple of covered Composition books and the kids loved them. They keep a couple of journals in school and it inspires some to write at home too.

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