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Tueydori, Midori Traveler’s Notebook

To do list and planner are necessary things in my life. I need them to guide me what I need to do next. I try a lot of task managements and planners but never find one that fit my style. So I made one for myself years ago. And I always develop my system until I found bullet journal. It’s perfect way to take note and record my to do list but it’s not perfect for planning future. When I use bullet journal, my notebook is filled very quickly.

Then I found Midori Traveler’s Notebook which is a notebook that combine small notebooks in one notebook. I love this idea so much but I’m not sure that it would work perfectly for me and the price is a bit high. I use fabric instead of leather to made one for myself to try if I like it or not and call it “Tueydori” since I made it. It turn out I made at least 5 notebooks! Today I will show you 4 “Tueydori” I made.

Tueydori, Midori Traveler’s Notebook

 

The first notebook is white background with pink floral. I use elastic sized 2mm. to hold notebooks from MUJI.

Tueydori, Midori Traveler’s Notebook

Tueydori, Midori Traveler’s Notebook

Tueydori, Midori Traveler’s Notebook

Tueydori, Midori Traveler’s Notebook

Tueydori, Midori Traveler’s Notebook

 

The second one is dark blue background with floral. I made a pocket inside the cover to hold small paper and use smaller elastic. After trying various size of elastic, I think 2mm is too big and 1mm is too small to hold A6 notebooks. I’m now looking for 1.5mm elastic on online shop but can’t find. I think I need to go to market to buy it.

Tueydori, Midori Traveler’s Notebook

The third notebook I made, I use faux leather as a cover. I found it’s very hard to sew  leather. If leather is not tight enough, the line will show up.

Tueydori, Midori Traveler’s Notebook

The last notebook is notebook I currently use. It’s white background with gold floral. Since 1mm elastic is too small to hold my notebook I go back to use 2mm elastic again and cut a longer fabric to make it as a cover.

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I plan to buy more fabric from Pahurat, the largest fabric market in Bangkok, when I have a budget for that. Before that time, I have a lot of ideas to made more interesting notebook. I also thinking about give notebook that I didn’t use to my friend that asked me to make a notebook for her long time ago. I’ll update more notebook later.

Thank you for stopping by.

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3 Comments

  • Reply Organize String, Twine, and Cords with Washi tape & fabricTueymeaw's Blog September 24, 2014 at 09:08

    […] You can also use fabric to make this. Start with cutting fabric to size you want. I use what I already have which is fabric I got when I made my Tueydori notebooks. […]

  • Reply Nia November 10, 2014 at 23:50

    How did you make your fabric stiff enough? Did you use interfacing, or multiple layers of fabric? Or did you use a naturally stiff fabric?

    • Reply Tueymeaw November 13, 2014 at 11:59

      Hi Nia,

      Thanks for stopping by.

      I use polyester batting for the notebooks in this post.

      Apart from these notebooks, I have experience using fusible interfacing for another notebook ( http://www.catisfy.com/30-days-of-notebooks-day-9-thai-geometry-travelers-notebook/ ). I also use both together in this book ( http://www.catisfy.com/30-days-notebooks-day-12/ ). I think you may want to know 🙂

      The thick fusible interfacing would make fabric stiff better. The polyester batting would give better and softer feeling. However, if you bind elastic too tight, it can be wrinkle when you took notebook out. So when I use them both together, it give me both soft feeling and staying in shape and I quite like it.

      I think if you don’t want to spend much with different supplies and you want more stiff, you can go with fusible interface.

      Oh, and choosing the fabric helps too. 🙂

      Let me know if you have more questions. I’m happy to help.

      Tuey

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