Tuesday, September 8, 2015

My Take on the Midori

   Two weeks ago, I jumped on the bandwagon for the midori (handmade version is called fauxdori). It is basically a cover that has elastic running through the spine to slip notebooks in. Everyone, knows I have a notebook sickness. I have a stack of them in my bedroom. When I told my mom about this leather cover book I was going to make she said she wanted one too. I did two different ones and will just share my personal one today. For my mom's I followed the instructions on this blog post I found on the blog Stamped in His Image.   

Here is mine. This one is a little different from the blog post I linked to. 
1. I added two extra elastic strings by adding an extra hole in the top and bottom of the spine. 
2. I also ran the fabric lining through the whole inside. I didn't find that the fabric bunched when it was folded. 
3. I didn't use the tooling leather on mine (only reason was they only had one package at my Hobby Lobby and I was using it for my mom's). I ended up buying the leather trim pack, the leather is softer. 
 Supplies: fabric, leather, twine (Timeless Twine), elastic 2mm cording, wooden bead, loose sheets of notebook paper. hole puncher (We R memory Keepers, and pattern paper (Nikki Sivils, DCWV, ?)

   Here is what the inside looks like. The fabric I used was a scrap from a purse I made four years ago. 

 The notebooks were simple to make and very cheap too. I bought a packages of 150 sheets of notebook paper for 82 cents and just used some of my pattern paper scraps to make the covers. All you have to do is trim the paper to the size you want, fold i have and staple it. I then just trimmed the pages with a craft knife so they were even. The last step in to glue them into the covers.