Traveler’s Notebook

By Laura Bray

LB Photo 1 Traveler's Notebook

Summer is here and it’s time for vacation. Why not capture your memories in a traveler’s notebook? This felt traveler’s notebook allows you to slip small journals in and out. It will even hold your passport nice and snug.

(Makes a 4” x 6” traveler’s notebook. Fits journals up to 3.5” x 5.5”)

Supplies:

  • 9” x 12” craft cut Kunin Eco-fi Classicfelt™, (8” x 6” rectangle of felt)
  • 1 yard of 2mm elastic cord
  • Embellishments such as flowers cut from felt, buttons, and embroidery thread (optional)
  • 1  journal measuring up to 3.5” x 5.5”

Instructions:

1.Fold felt rectangle in half, short sides together, finger press so that you can see the halfway point on the rectangle.

2.Open up rectangle. On the folded line, measure from top and mark ½ inch and 1 inch. Do the same from the bottom. Then mark the halfway point. Use a small whole punch or a Japanese punch to make holes at these points.

3.If you are going to add embellishments and or embroidery details, do so at this point.

4.Fold elastic cord in half to make a loop. Push the loop from the back to the cover of the felt, through the middle hole. Pull enough of the loop so it is long enough to wrap around the cover.

5.Push in ends of elastic from the inside to outside, at the next hole and then back up through the remaining holes.

6.Place your journal (opened to the middle) into the middle of the rectangle, bring the elastic up around it and tie a knot. Clip off any excess cording.

LB Travelers Notebook Photo 2

7.You can now switch your journals in and out of the traveler’s notebook.

LB Travelers Notebook Photo 3

Note: Confused about the elastic? Search for “traveler’s notebook” to find a ton of video tutorials showing you how to do this step. There are different ways to do it, even ways so you can add multiple books, so take the extra step and explore what’s out there.

For your travels how about a tote? http://kuninfelt.wpengine.com/2014/05/06/cameo-tote/

You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin Eco-fi Classicfelt; Eco-fiPlus™ Premiumfelt and ShaggiChic  non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area.

Enjoy your travels this summer!
Laura

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