This DIY Leather Notepad with Pouch is a fun and quick Cricut craft on Moogly! With a refillable custom notepad and a crocheted pouch that's perfect for both your pens and your favorite hooks and stitch markers, this project is perfect for crafting and creating on the go!
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So Many Projects
When Cricut launched the Maker 2 years ago, I was so excited by all the possibilities! Specifically, it's the Adaptive Tool System paired with the tremendous cutting force that keeps the imagination going.
There is now a whole line of special blades you can use with your Cricut Maker (and thankfully, the machine always test to be sure you are using the correct blade before it starts cutting)! I've posted before about the fabric blade and the knife blade - and I've used the fine point blade dozens of times! You can see all of my Cricut projects here!
New Cricut Blades and Tools
But now there are 4 new tips and blades I've just added to my arsenal!
▪ Perforation Blade: Perfect tear-offs and easy peel-aways using paper, cardstock, poster board, and more.
▪ Wavy Blade: Quickly create a fun wavy edge on a variety of popular materials.
▪ Engraving Tip: Inscribe your favorite keepsakes! From leather to metal, create designs that last.
▪ Fine Debossing Tip: Customize projects with crisp, detailed debossed designs – no folders necessary.
Each of the tools is part of the Maker’s QuickSwap Toolset, so creators everywhere can quickly and easily move between tools as they complete their projects. And I've got a project that uses two of them!
DIY Leather Notepad with Crochet Pouch
The Leather Notepad with Crochet Pouch features a refillable, perforated notepad, as well as a pouch for your crochet hooks, pens, and notions!
4.5mm Crochet Hook
2 Buttons - 1 ⅜" shown
Leather Notepad Instructions:
Step 1: Follow the prompts in Design Space to cut the largest piece with the engraving out of leather, and the notepad pages out of cardstock (cut as many notebook sheets as desired).
When sending the leather through the machine, make sure the leather is trimmed to 11.5" wide and the star wheels are moved to the right. Also, it helps to use a strong grip mat and masking tape along the edges.
Step 2: Fold leather at scoring lines. To help hold the fold, get the leather damp, then hold each fold with binder clips until dry.
Step 3: Layer the notepad pages together, and use bits of yarn to tie into front of the leather folder. Check out the handy perforations!
Step 4: Fold Crochet Pouch (see instructions below) as shown, so that the fold is on the outer edge of the folder, lined up over the holes in the folder, with the buttonhole flap at the left.
Step 5: Using yarn and a yarn needle, sew the pouch into the series of holes on the backside of the leather folder, going through both layers of the crochet pouch to create the sides.
Step 6: Use the small leather strip to tie the notebook closed.
Crochet Pouch Instructions:
Gauge: 18 sts x 21 rows = 4" in sc
Row 1: Ch 36, skip ch closest to the hook, sc in each rem ch; turn. (35 sc)
Row 2 - 46: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn. (35 sc)
Row 47 [Button Hole Row]: Ch 1, sc 9, ch 4, skip 4 sts, sc 9, ch 4, skip 4 sts, sc 9; turn. (27 sc, 8 chs)
Row 48: Ch 1, sc in each sc and ch across; break yarn. (35 sc)
Add buttons as shown below, so that they line up with the buttonholes created in Row 47.
The sides will be sewn together as the pouch is sewn into the leather piece as shown above.
And that's how to make your own Leather Notepad with Crochet Pouch! I thought about making the crochet section more of a specific hook/pen holder, but ultimately thought it would be more versatile to make a large pouch you can fill with whatever you like!
If this free Cricut project does inspire you, and you post a photo on social media, be sure to tag me @mooglyblog or #mooglyblog so I can check it out too! I love seeing what you make!
THE FINE PRINT
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