Saturday

Fabric Bound Notebook // DIY


If I don't have a notebook on me at all times, I start to feel a little crazy. My life is jammed packed, and I wouldn't choose any other lifestyle, but because my schedule is so full, I have to write EVERYTHING down. In AZ, I misplaced my notebook somewhere along the way, and so I starting writing down notes, to-do lists, and ideas on the back of dinner receipts. Classy, I know. To replace the one I lost, I bought this plain notebook and gave it a fresh, new look. I found this rug and thought it was a perfect fit. It looks like a complex project but is extremely easy. Here's how it's done:

 Supplies: notebook, leather cord, fabric bound rug (I found mine at Walmart for $5.00 in the kitchen section)
Pantry Supplies: Fabric glue, needle and thread, scissors.

Begin by measuring the rug for the outside of the notebook. To make sure it covers the entire notebook, cut it one inch wider than the height. Cut the width extra long so that you can have a flap that extends over the front of the notebook. I added six inches to the width of mine. To keep the rug from unraveling, you'll want to sew the outline BEFORE you cut. Once you've stitched the outline of the notebook, cut out the outline. Next, with a heavy duty craft glue, attach the back of the rug to the front of the notebook, with the excess fabric all at one end. Let this dry overnight. Lastly, sew on a leather cord in the middle of the binding to create a tie for the notebook. 

Hope you have a lovely weekend, friends.


35 comments:

  1. so bohemian and cute! I'll definately have to try this.

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  2. I love the colors in the rug. Bonus: would definitely never lose this in the abyss that is my purse. Win!

    Allyson
    http://www.allysonwonderlandphotography.com/

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  3. I love your creativity - who else would think to get a rug from the KITCHEN section to recover a notebook? Love this.

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  4. What a fabulous idea... I agree with Jennifer, I love how creative you are (:
    xo, clare

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  5. love unique, one of a kind things. this is awesome!

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  6. Looks great. Stop by and check out the journal I made.
    http://www.becomingfab.com/2013/03/the-dark-tower-journal.html

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  7. Love the colors! So fun!

    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
    http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com

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  8. What kind of pencils are those? They're adorable!

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    1. i have the same ones and i got them at anthropologie! this was the product page : http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/shopsale-gift/973733.jsp

      even though they're sold out online, i saw some in the store last week.

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    2. I purchased them at Francesca's!

      Kinsey

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  9. you come up with such creative ideas that anyone could do! Love it! This is a great idea.

    freelyronnie.blogspot.com

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  10. Such a lovely idea. I love notebooks especially the ones with fabric covers! Great post!

    http://erstwhilefelicity.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. i love it so much and can't wait to make one, too! your DIYs are my favorite because they actually make sense & i feel like i could really recreate them.

    http://ashleybouchez.blogspot.com

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  13. ooohhh I love this!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  14. Oh, I love this Kinsey! So innovative and creative, taking that beautiful rug and wrapping the book. You are just too awesome!

    Victoria

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  15. I agree, very innovative and chic!!! Beautiful, would love to make something like this too!!

    xo Dinah @ sunshine super glam

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  16. This is so cute and creative! Great idea. xx

    Lifestyle blog by Ang

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  17. In love with this idea, it's so creative.

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  18. Somehow, you find a way to still be arty and boho with a simple journal project. Now that's style!! :)

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  19. I love this idea and I love that rug. I may have to buy one for my kitchen.:]
    Our kitchen could use a little color.

    <3 Erin

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  20. Love the colors and the bohemian feel :)

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  22. Maybe we could follow each other on Bloglovin and/or GFC?

    Please leave me a comment on my blog and I will follow you!

    http://kstylick.blogspot.com

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  23. The fabric bound notebook is looking gorgeous. As I always love to have colorful things. By seeing this notebook I encourage to have such notebook and now I am trying to make myself such notebook. Although your work is appreciative and I hope all the people who love colorful things will really appreciate this notebook and also want to have such notebook. Creative portrait photography

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  24. great idea! try to do too :)

    http://j-poli.blogspot.com/

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  25. wow wow wow, i like it. and i'll trying :D

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  26. I love this idea. The rug just gives it such a bohemian touch!

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  27. This photos are shared here is definitely nice and innovative , any how or then if I got chance I will try it. mwd parts

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