Summer Travelers Journal
JeniferCowles_TOW_Blend Mermaid TN back

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


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HeatnBond® Fusible Fleece

HeatnBond® Iron on Vinyl

Blend fabrics Mermaid Days

Aurifil Thread 50 wt thread #2625 Grey

 Fabric Cutting:

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

Interfacing Cutting:

8 ½”x12”  HeatnBond® Fusible Fleece  for the cover.

8 ½”x12” HeatnBond® Iron on Vinyl  for the cover

Other Supplies:

Erasable marking pen, Iron (Oliso Pro), sewing machine, sharp scissors, other general sewing supplies, Elastic, ribbon and kam snaps.

 Mermaid Days Travelers Notebook:

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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.

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Once you have your cover quilted adhere the vinyl.  This will help keep our journal clean and make it last longer.

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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.

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JeniferCowles_TOW_Blend Mermaid TN spine

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.

JeniferCowles_TOW_Blend Mermaid TN cover


5 Comments on Learn How to Sew a Travelers Notebook with Blend Fabrics

  1. Kristianna
    July 12, 2017 at 8:30 am (11 months ago)

    Are these for sale anywhere?

  2. Linda
    July 30, 2017 at 2:46 pm (11 months ago)

    What notebook did you use? Dimensions?

    • admin
      July 31, 2017 at 11:49 am (11 months ago)

      Hi Linda…thanks for your questions. Jenifer did provide the notebook size but here is some more info to assist you: For the Travelers notebook I cut the fabric 8 1/2″x 12″ and the A5 (8 1/4″x 5.75″) inserts work for this you can make your own or purchase them from many different vendors. Hope that helps you and thanks for stopping by!