DIY Fabric FauxDori or a Fabric Travelers Notebook

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I was planning to make a FauxDori since I’ve got a real one for Christmas. There is absolutely nothing wrong with my original Midori, I love it so much! But as a crafter you sometimes get this urge to try to recreate something and I wanted to make it from a fabric.
So after months of hesitation I finally made it and I must say at first I was a bit disappointed and thought that I needed to make a new one. Because there were a lot of stuff that didn’t go according to my plan.
But now I just love my Little Dori (that’s the name of my FauxDori of FabricDori or FabriDori…).

It’s very cute and I love the colors that I’ve chosen.

So if you want to replicate this FauxDori you’ll need:

  • Scissors
  • Two Types of fabric of your choice or you can also go for one a meter will do (that is if you want to replicate mine if you want a different size you have to figure out how much you’ll need)
  • Thread in the color that matches or compliments your FauxDori
  • A sewing machine is optional you can also do it by hand, but with the sewing machine you’ll do it faster
  • You’ll also need black or colorful elastic that you’ll tread trough your FauxDori
  • You’ll need eyelets and a set of tools to put them in place (usually you can buy them in a set)

Dimensions here are fabric:

Width of the two identical pieces of fabric: 26 cm, about 10 inches

Length of the two identical pieces of fabric: 19 cm, about 7,5 inches

Use whatever dimentions you want just add 1 cm for seam allowance Β all around the border.

For the booklets, that will go into you FauxDori you’ll need:

  • Colorful, graff, lined, watercolor (whatever quality you want and need) paper
  • Sturdy cardstock, you can use printed and be done with it or you can use plain and decorate it πŸ™‚
  • (Optional) Gift Paper

Dimensions: width 21 cm about 8 inches, length 19 cm about 7,5 inches


For all further instructions watch this video that I’ve made.

Want to learn how to sew?

Here’s a very handy dandy and free course on Craftsy.

P.S. This is my favourite from the bunch:Β Bag-Making Basics: Reversible Tote & Zipper Pouch

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Comments 7

  1. this is really really awesome but can you make it in A5 because the really small notebooks don’t really work for me because it’s to small and not much space

  2. Thank you so much for this tutorial. I’ve wanted to make my own fauxdori for a while now, but didn’t know how to make it sturdy. Your tutorial is very helpful.

    Xx Monica

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