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Writer78
« on: June 03, 2006 10:12:40 AM »

I carry my stories-in-progress in a big 3 ring binder.  I used to clip a pen to the middle ring, but it wasn't a secure way to keep it there; the pen clips would eventually break off.  If I tuck a pen in the inner pocket of the binder, it stretches the plastic pocket and slips out.  I wanted a way to keep pens with the binder, so I made up a pen holder.



I used the lined zipper pocket tutorial (available in the Purses/Bags section).  Then I sewed about an inch and a half from the bottom, from one end to the other.  I lined up and marked where the three rings of the binder would clip together, and then I put in three grommets.  Voila!  Secure and pretty pen holder.



Since it came out a bit big, I added not just two pens but a tiny bottle of glitter that I got from goatgoddess as part of a swap - she marked it with an I for "inspiration."  So now I carry my inspiration with me!
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Penguinhorde
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2006 10:34:17 AM »

That's a great idea - saves on carrying more bags etc than absolutely necessary.
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aytchjay
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2006 11:09:33 AM »

I thought it was cool even before I realized that it clips into the binder! Awesome idea. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2006 06:18:46 AM »

ha ha ha, ive boght 2  of them agessssssssssssssssssssss ago from staples. never thought of makin 1
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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2006 04:53:30 AM »

oo i love that material ! i some like it but vinyl its only a little piece never thought of making a pencil case out of it damn my lack of ideas !

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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2006 09:18:32 AM »

That so cool you have "stories in progress"!
I love the pencil holder.  I've bought crappy plastic ones and just didn't dig them.  I love what you've done!Your idea is inspirational!  I could change them out as my mood/season changes!

One question though: with such a cool pencil holder what do you have for the outside of the binder?
What about the divider?
Have a good day!
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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2006 10:17:27 AM »

That so cool you have "stories in progress"!
I love the pencil holder.  I've bought crappy plastic ones and just didn't dig them.  I love what you've done!Your idea is inspirational!  I could change them out as my mood/season changes!

One question though: with such a cool pencil holder what do you have for the outside of the binder?
What about the divider?
Have a good day!

Thanks a million, everybody, for the nice comments!!  The bulk of this project came from the lined zipper pouch tute; I coulnd't have done without it.

On the outside, it's a white binder with clear plastic sleeves on the front and back so that you can slide in cover pages.  I switch them out pretty frequently; I have made a handful of collages on thick cardstock.  It's a fun way to play around with the binder when I don't feel like actually sitting down and doing hte writing work!   Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2006 07:15:03 AM »

I am so stealing borrowing this idea for someone who has wisted this!!  Great ideas come from need!! You rock, babe!  Kiss
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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2006 03:55:14 PM »

Awesome idea! I'm a pen and pencil nut and have literally hundreds so I'm always trying to find a cool keeper for my binder for the new school year....and now I can make my own!! Wonderful job!!
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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2006 03:12:05 AM »

Awesome idea. My daughter just went back to school and guess what I am making her?!
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