Here is a super simple quick and easy useful gift.  These little notebooks made perfect party favors for my daughter’s party!

All you need is

one piece of oil cloth 5″ x 8″ (outside)

a coordinating 5″ x 8″ piece (lining)

2 pieces 2 1/2″ X 5″ for inside pockets for the notebook cover to slip in

one 1 1/2″ X 3″ piece for the pencil pocket on the front

Sew pocket on front. Place it just shy of 3/4″ up from the bottom edge and over just over an 1 1/2″ from the side edge. Just eyeball where it works for you.

Sandwich outside piece right side face down, then lining face up, and pocket pieces on each end. Fasten with mini clothespins.

Sew all the way around the edge, removing clips as you sew along.  I sew on the top side.

The inside looks like this.

Get a mini composition notebook (found at Wal-Mart) and a mini pencil. I found my pencils at the dollar store. A golf pencil would work also.

Slip notebook into cover.

There you have one cute little cover!

So easy to whip up a bunch in no time!

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  1. These are so fabulous and will be a perfect addition to your ‘Simple Reversible Tote Bag” that I’m making for my grandson’s teacher for Christmas!

    I have a question:
    Can I use regular fabric and/or laminated fabric instead of oilcloth?
    If I use regular fabric, would I need to add some iron-on Pelon to make it stiffer?

    Thanks! Can’t wait to make these!! 🙂

  2. These are really adorable. I have made some from cotton fabric for the full size composition books but the using oil cloth is a fabulous idea it can be wiped off and you don’t have to finish the edges. This is going to make a great project for my 4-H kids. Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. Thanks for sharing. I have a more complicated pattern to make these, but I love the simplicity of this one and will make a few, today!

  4. Very cute! They look so bright and cheerful. I will put a link to your tutorial on my site if you don’t mind.

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