Planners and Travelers Notebooks are all the rage right now. I love Travelers notebooks and I love Cori Dantini’s Mermaid Days by Blend Fabrics, so I thought I would combine them and get the best of both worlds. I am so happy with how this turned out that I am going to be making several more. These would make great gifts.
Mermaid Days Travelers Notebook
HeatnBond® Fusible Fleece
HeatnBond® Iron on Vinyl
Blend fabrics Mermaid Days
Aurifil Thread 50 wt thread #2625 Grey
8 ½”x 12” of Main fabric for the cover
8 ½”x 12” of Matching fabric for the inside cover
4”xx 12” of Matching fabric for the inside pocket
¼” yard for coordinating print for the binding
8 ½”x12” HeatnBond® Fusible Fleece for the cover.
8 ½”x12” HeatnBond® Iron on Vinyl for the cover
Erasable marking pen, Iron (Oliso Pro), sewing machine, sharp scissors, other general sewing supplies, Elastic, ribbon and kam snaps.
Mermaid Days Travelers Notebook:
Assemble the cover as desired and trim to 8 ½” by 12”. Be aware that the cover of the notebook is on the right. Fuse the Fleece to the cover and quilt as desired.
Once you have your cover quilted adhere the vinyl. This will help keep our journal clean and make it last longer.
Hem the top of your pocket add ribbon now if you choose. Sandwich the cover to the inside and the pocket and bind like you would a quilt.
I added a ribbon closure by sewing the ribbon to the back and inserting a Kam snap to the other end. I love how this really keeps everything in place. You can put charms on the spine and decorate as desired. Throw this in your purse or bag and you now have a special place to jot down notes and dreams or even grocery lists.