2 - 4" X 5" fabric for pocket to hold notepad
1 - 3 3/4" X 5" interfacing
2 - 4" X 4" fabric for pocket opposite notepad
1 - 4" X 4" interfacing
You can see in both the front and back sides here if you make the pictures bigger by clicking on them, the opening on the left side.
Turn carefully to the right side, poking out the corners and pressing. Now, top stich all around the edges, cleverly closing the opening you turned it through. Then, quilt however you choose all over the cover.
Repeat this process with each of the other parts of the holder, and you will end up with 5 quilted pieces that look something like this.
I've pictured the handy-dandy ring snaps I like to use, along with the pliers made specially to put them on. Great gadget.
The ring snap with the sticking out part should be attached to the outside portion of the cover. I'm showing you the inside portion because I'm going to cover it up with a pocket.
At the bottom in the picture above is the tab that will close the notepad/pen holder. Attach its ring snap now.
Carefully sew the inside pocket over the ring snap, leaving the top edge open. (It will break your sewing machine needle if you hit it.)
Position the closer tab under the other pocket you're ready to attach to hold your notepad. Be sure the snap closures line up so they will actually close the notepad/pen holder.
I know this looks a little complicated, but if you'll take your time and be sure everything lines up, it is really simple.
I made a lot of these last year for Christmas presents, and I carry one in my purse all the time. It's great for grocery/to-do lists. You can put receipts and/or coupons in the pockets, and it doesn't take up a lot of room. I make mine in these dimensions because this size notepad is readily available here. It is easily alterable for whatever size you prefer.
Let me know if you try this. I'd love to know how it goes for you. If you have any questions, I'll try to answer.