How to Make Your Own Travelers Notebook

Here is a tutorial on how to make your own Traveler's Notebook. It's more of a demonstration of how I do it. But feel free to follow along.

Shopping Guide

MAKING YOUR MIDORI STYLE TN

Self Healing Cutting Mat
Veg Tanned Leather (3-4 oz. veg tanned leather used in video)
Carpenter Square
Rotary Cutter
Hobby Knife
Round Plastic lid or small round object to guide hobby knife around corners.
Leather Edge Beveler


Self Healing Cutting Mat https://www.amazon.com/Self-Healing-Cutting-Mat-Professional/dp/B07CKKV21V/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=plastic+measuring+mat&qid=1548177044&sr=8-6

Veg Tanned Leather (3-4 oz. veg tanned leather used in video) https://www.amazon.com/Leather-Medium-Weight-Inches-Square/dp/B003X3VZA0/ref=sr_1_3_sspa?keywords=veg+tanned+leather+2-3+oz&qid=1548175660&sr=8-3-spons&psc=1

Carpenter Square https://www.amazon.com/Johnson-Level-Tool-CS10-Professional/dp/B00C7CGM42/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=Framing+Square+12x1-1%2F2%2C+1%2F8&qid=1548176070&sr=8-1-fkmrnull

Rotary Cutter https://www.amazon.com/Fiskars-01-005875-Titanium-Softgrip-Comfort/dp/B0055740UO/ref=sr_1_8?keywords=rotary+cutter&qid=1548175888&sr=8-8

Hobby Knife https://www.amazon.com/Excel-Blades-Safety-American-Assorted/dp/B0006O5JHE/ref=sr_1_22?keywords=hobby%2Bknife&qid=1548175932&sr=8-22&th=1

Leather Edge Beveler https://www.amazon.com/Tandy-Leather-Factory-8076-02-Beveler/dp/B00430GAS4/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=leather+edge+beveler&qid=1548176239&sr=8-5


INSCRIPTION

Alphabet Leather Stamp Set
Hammer
Sponge
Acrylic Rular
Dumbbell or heavy object to hold ruler in place.

Acrylic Rular https://www.amazon.com/Fiskars-12-87577097J-Acrylic-Ruler-6x24/dp/B002XNULX8/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=acrylic+ruler+fiskars&qid=1548176320&sr=8-1

Alphabet Leather Stamp Set https://www.amazon.com/Co-link-Leather-Punching-Alphabet-Letters/dp/B07F7X69F7/ref=sr_1_14?keywords=alphabet+leather+stamp+set&qid=1548177559&sr=8-14

Sponge https://www.amazon.com/Scotch-Brite-Greener-Non-Scratch-Plant-Based-2-Sponges/dp/B002BDUPOU/ref=sr_1_9?keywords=sponge+organic&qid=1548177364&sr=8-9


Dye

Gloves
Leather Dye
Sponge

Gloves https://www.amazon.com/EDI-Disposable-Industrial-Allergy-Cleaning/dp/B01K5OTPBA/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=disposable+non+allergenic+gloves&qid=1548177407&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1

Eco Flo (Yellow) https://www.amazon.com/Tandy-Leather-Eco-Flo-Sunshine-2600-16/dp/B004I9Z8YC/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?keywords=eco+Flo+leather+yellow+dye&qid=1548177471&sr=8-1-fkmrnull



EDGES


Wood Edge Slicker
(Once Dye is dry you can wet the edges and burnish them.)

Wood Edge Slicker https://www.amazon.com/Driak-Slicker-Slicking-Burnishing-Leathercraft/dp/B07D3RKYH8/ref=sr_1_4_sspa?keywords=wood+edge+slicker&qid=1548177338&sr=8-4-spons&psc=1



HOLES


Self Healing Cutting Mat (for measuring and protecting your work surface)
5/32 Steel Hollow Punch (or desired size)
Hammer

5/32 Steel Hollow Punch https://www.amazon.com/Made-USA-Steel-Hollow-Punch/dp/B07J5PYH8P/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=5%2F32+steel+hollow+punch&qid=1548176925&sr=8-5

Hammer https://www.amazon.com/Construction-Rubberized-Contractors-Automotive-Maintenance/dp/B01MS1KOEA/ref=sr_1_3_sspa?keywords=hammer&qid=1548176968&sr=8-3-spons&psc=1


ELASTIC

2MM Elastic
Midori Clasp (if desired)
Waxed Thread (if needed)
Scissors
Lighter (if needed)

2MM Elastic https://www.amazon.com/Mandala-Crafts-2mm-Elastic-Cord/dp/B00PUPYL2S/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=2mm%2Belastic&qid=1548177091&sr=8-1-spons&th=1


Midori Clasp
https://www.etsy.com/listing/559287546/10-mm-metal-clasp-crimp-fastener?gpla=1&gao=1&&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=shopping_us_e-paper_and_party_supplies-paper-calendars_and_planners-other&utm_custom1=e94ec728-ded9-43f9-9c03-634e3cdcca2a&utm_content=go_304502915_26650154315_101697664595_aud-500754249252:pla-315469720974_c__559287546&gclid=Cj0KCQiAm5viBRD4ARIsADGUT27j8boksTgfT2qoSLa_f-aDh5-oQs5ZJ2mUcBxiJyUGKpbbZJOqNcYaAp1xEALw_wcB

SQUARE KNOT DEMONSTRATION: https://youtu.be/Wpro5qJki18?t=108

Waxed Thread https://www.amazon.com/284yrd-Leather-Sewing-Whipping-Stitching/dp/B00UV7F8ZY/ref=sr_1_10?keywords=waxed+thread&qid=1548177269&sr=8-10

Scissors https://www.amazon.com/Fiskars-01-004761J-Softgrip-Scissors-Stainless/dp/B002YIP97K/ref=sr_1_9?keywords=Scissors&qid=1548177306&sr=8-9
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