As I've mentioned in the past, I like to write things down. As I search for my favorite notebook and system to keep track of my life, I like to tinker with covers and items that enhance the perceived value of the activity itself. This idea was born when I thought it might be cool to have my wallet and notebook combined into one pocketable design. Also, thought it would be awesome to use my laser cutter to make it.

The entire project was made in CAD before I cut a single piece of leather. The beauty of CAD is the precision it affords. There is a bit of apprehension as you cut it out for the first time and then line up the holes in preparation for sewing. This is quickly followed with gleeful relief and happiness as it fits perfectly as you have drawn it.

If you are interested in the template or interested in me making you one, please let me know. I am in the process of setting up digital downloads for multiple projects (Most of which reside on my computer because I haven't had time to post). I also make different products out of leather, wood, felt, acrylic, and other materials... soon to be posted.

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Fieldnotes / Cahier Wallet - Will fit any 3.5" x 5.5" notebook
Designed to fit in pocket
Will accommodate Passport

Space for two important cards - front and center
Space for bills, other cards, and loose notes inside flaps
Hand Stitched
Fiebing's Oil Dye

Shell: Vegetable Tanned Leather
Liner: No liner

258 words ~ 2 min read

  • Flesch-kincaid Index / Reading Ease: 71.77
  • Flesch-kincaid Grade Level: 7.26