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This journal pen holder is a simple diy fabric craft idea that will make a great gift! Keep a pen right where you need it when the memories or funny stories come along!
Journal Pen Holder
One thing I wish I was better at is keeping a journal! Not a journal where I necessarily keep my personal feelings for the day, but a journal to keep the memories of the day! Every day, my three kids do something that makes me smile, sometimes cry and feel extremely blessed to be there Momma! Days go by like a blur and I know I will forget the memories or the silly things they said or did that had me chuckling for an hour. I have recently been trying to keep “notes of the day” and having a pen attached to my journal definitely helps. I made this fun journal pen holder to make sure there is always one there when I need it!
Materials for Journal Pen Holder:
- Sewing Machine
- Hot Iron
You don’t have to have much experience with sewing in order to make this journal pen holder. If you can sew a straight line you are set 🙂 The directions for this pen holder is pretty simple as well. Follow along in the written directions below and use the collage above to help guide you.
How to make Journal Pen Holder:
1. Measure the length of your journal. Mine was about 8 1/2 inches.
2. Cut out two strips of fabric 2 inches wide by the length of your journal and a third strip about 2 inches longer than half of your first two strips. Confusing? My two strips were 8 inches x 2 inches. My third strip was 6 inches by 2 inches. ( slightly longer than half) You also need to cut a piece of elastic. I cut mine 1 inch smaller than the length of my journal so it would fit nice and snug over my journal
3. Using the smallest strip of fabric, fold your edge over a 1/4 inch and press with a hot iron. Top stitch. ( This will be your pocket piece)
4. Lay your pocket piece on top of one of the first two strips. Ugly sides facing each other. Sew down the pocket sides to hold in place. You don’t need to sew the bottom.
5. Lay your final piece on top of your main piece ( pretty sides together. Sew down both sides. You don’t need to sew the top or bottom.
6. Turn both of your ends inside of itself and press with a hot iron. Insert the end of your elastic and fold over the edge slightly to create a clean crease. Sew together and repeat on the opposite side.
Now when you are all finished make a few more! Pair the journal pen holder with a new coordinating journal and pens to make a great gift idea that is perfect for your girlfriends, book club members, Christmas gifts and more!
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The pictures of this post has been updated as of 2018. The directions are the same just some newer brighter images 🙂