I’ve compiled seven different DIY Midori and Faux Dori cover tutorials for your planning inserts.
If you’re excited about the idea about customizing your own planner cover for your dreamer’s toolkit, this is the post for you. Originally I seriously considered selling some in my shop. But reality hit when I made one. They aren’t hard to make – that’s not what I’m saying. I just realized I would rather spend my time creating content and books. Though I love to sew, I’d rather keep it a hobby.
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Lucky for you, though, I’ve rounded up several different types of DIY Midori and Faux Dori Cover tutorials. Midoris are a style of notebook and notebook covers. You may also recognize them by their other name: Traveler’s Notebooks.
Instead of me trying to figure out which style you’d like, you get to make your own. And you don’t even have to sew. A few of these don’t require that skill or the equipment.
Still don’t want to make your own? I’ve got some Etsy picks below sized specifically for 8.5″x5.5″ below. If you purchase any of them, I will receive a small percentage at no cost to you. That just makes it possible to keep this site running.
DIY Midori and Faux Dori Cover Tutorials
Keep in mind, most of these are Youtube tutorials.
If you’d much rather figure it all out by yourself, or you want to learn a bit more about the Midori style of things, this post has great information.
This fabric one by Brandy Michelle Plans is a great place to start.
For the non-sewer on a budget: Creation in Between uses materials from the dollar store.
Or maybe fun foam is more up your alley. This one by France Wisniewski will start you off well.
Craft Made Simple: I personally love this elastic idea and used it in my own personal Faux Dori.
Glenda Castillo adds a little flap to hers.
If you prefer paper, and you need a big cover, this one by The Original Designing Diva is your best bet. Tip: skip the first eight minutes if you just want to jump into the tutorial.
Sea Lemon’s Vinyl Faux Dori looks a lot like the leather ones.
And don’t forget about your planning inserts to go with your cover!
What do you think? Did I miss any DIY Midori and Faux Dori Covers?
Made for you Midoris and Faux Doris
If making your own isn’t your thing, these are my favorite picks from Etsy. They’re big enough to hold a half letter insert.
The Ainsley by SaoirseLeather
Wild Simplicity by smallmeadow
Copper Gold Traveler’s Notebook by PollyEsterAndFriends
White Opal by LilyLionLabyrinth
Fabric Covers by GoldStandardWorkshop