Traveler’s Notebook Wallet Insert Pattern

Hey guys! so ive been working long and hard to make the best Traveler’s notebook wallet insert! and after 5 prototypes i think ive done it! I made this in a size A5 personal size notebook, this will take your planner to the next level and help you organize with some cardslots, money spots and coin pouch

thank you to Jasmine over on Instagram – @jasmine_plans for suggesting this tutorial for you guys! youtube and Craftsy.com has lacked in this department so i thought i would fill it with a patter of my own

The pattern is located over at craftsy.com https://www.craftsy.com/sewing/patterns/traveler-s-notebook-wallet-insert/511790  

I also have a Free pocket size wallet insert pattern HERE! 

Yes it does cost money but it helps me bring your more quality content to my Blog and youtube channel just think of it as a Perk like you would get from Patreon! hehe thank you to all of you who have already purchased a pattern i am in your debt

This pattern comes with an inventory check list, all the pattern pieces that can be printed and cut out, step by step photo tutorial and also a full Video tutorial over at my youtube channel

www.youtube.com/charmedbyashley 

Pocket Size Travelers notebook Wallet Insert

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Pocket inserts are designed to go into a Traveler’s notebook to create extra storage for change, cards, or a pen. This a Free pattern which will be provided over at Craftsy.com in PDF form but you can get all the information on the post as well

If you wish to print out the pattern to  and cut it out i suggest going over to Craftsy

 

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Here are the dimensions of this particular wallet, i used the flamingo and as a contrasting fabric Grey chevron

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Fold the fabric in an accordion style to look like this, make sure all the raw edges are on the left side of the piece.

 

fold the 3″ piece in half and sew along the edge, flip it and press

this is your pen loop

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with the main fabric facing up lay the zipper zip side down on the right edge, lay your lining fabric ontop right sides down

Sew a 1/4″ seam allowance (dont get too close to the zipper just yet)

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Flip the piece right sides up and then push the main fabric towards the teeth and sew 1mm away from the zipper teeth

*By pushing the fabric to the teeth you give it a cleaner look as well as not effecting the dimension of the finished product

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Do the same thing on the opposite side of the zipper with the remaining fabrics, line up the edges with the zipper making sure the right sides are facing each other

Sew along the edge and then flip right sides out and top stitch 1mm away from the zipper teeth

If you like this pattern but wish for a larger size check out my A5 pattern here!

This is how it should look, now its time to place the card slots onto the left side

place the piece with right sides together and the zipper in the middle, flip back the top fabric to place the card slots in and pin the pen look in the appropriate spot

Flip the fabric back over and then sew all the way around leaving a 3″ gap at the bottom of the zipper pouch for turning

When sewing over the zipper be sure to unzip the zip inside the bag, try to open the bag half way as you will need this part to be open to flip the entire wallet right sides out

when you go over the zipper fold it in half with the raw edges lined up, this will make the zipper look nice and neat  once finished

flip the back right sides out and then sew up the gap of the zipper pouch with a top stitch and then your finished!

Very easy and ready to be place inside a Traveler’s notebook

Hobbies keep students Happy, Healthy and Productive

Hobbies bring countless benefits to children, teens, and their parents — and not just because they keep kids busy and out of trouble. Rather, hobbies enrich children’s lives in deep, lasting ways, from improved self-image to improved grades. Don’t believe it? Here are a few ways that a hobby can keep your children happy, healthy, and productive.
Hobbies promote:
     Goal-setting skills: If they want to be successful in their hobby, it’s up to your kids to set goals for growth. This is a stark contrast from school which uses deadlines and grades to keep students on track. When they’re the commander of their own ship, kids will develop goal-setting skills that they can take into school and beyond.
     Problem-solving skills: A child learning and growing in a hobby will inevitably face challenges. And since hobbies are a self-directed activity, they’ll be in charge of finding ways to overcome the obstacles in their path. By finding creative solutions on their own, kids will develop valuable problem-solving skills.
     Self-expression: As schools are feeling the pressure of standardized testing and budget constraints, creative programs like art, music, and even science are being cut from curricula in favor of focus on reading and mathematics. Since it’s becoming harder for students to find opportunities for self-expression in school, it’s more important than ever for kids to have extracurricular hobbies that let them explore their interests and develop their unique personalities.
     Confidence: Hobbies give children something they’re good at, even if they’re struggling with school or other responsibilities. Having an outlet that provides a sense of accomplishment can be an incredible confidence builder. With luck, that self-assurance will translate into improved performance in the classroom.
     Friendship: What better way to bond than over shared interests? Hobbies are a great way for kids to make friends that last beyond the school year. And when kids make friends through positive activities, they’re less likely to end up a troublesome social circle.
     Stress relief: If you’re an adult reading this, you’re probably wondering how kids could possibly need stress relief. But even if the problems of youth seem trivial to you now, they can seem like the world to an adolescent who is actively coping with them. By offering something fun, relaxing, and rewarding to look forward to at the end of the day, hobbies can boost mental health in kids and teens.
Now that you know all the great things that a hobby can do for your children’s growth, you’re probably wondering how you can lead your kids to a hobby they’ll love.
If your child has shown interest in a particular topic, say astronomy or baking, consider ways to turn that interest into a lasting activity. A budding baker could explore new recipes and start selling baked goods to raise money, while a love of the stars could become a hobby of learning constellations and building a DIY telescope. If budget is a concern, work with your children to brainstorm ways they can raise money to buy supplies.
Some kids may immediately gravitate toward one activity and stick with it for years, while others might dabble in countless hobbies before finding one that clicks. No matter the situation, offer nonjudgmental support to children’s interests as they arise. If you can, look for ways to relate to their hobby — working alongside your child and getting involved in their interests is a wonderful way to strengthen the parent-child bond.
Whatever you do, don’t force children into hobbies they’re not passionate about. If you push your children into activities they don’t enjoy, it could attach negative emotions to hobbies in general and make it harder to find something they do want to commit to. Be careful to not overschedule your kids’ time: The ideal hobby is one a child pursues of his or her own volition, and it’s still important for kids to have unstructured downtime.
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