From a Regular to a Personal size Midori Traveler's Notebook

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28 Comments

Pixilate U · July 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm

nice video, but u didn't video all the parts i needed to see, just talked about before and after. but congrats. i'm cutting an A5 down to a B6 – i think.

Becque Vesper · July 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm

I kinda want a personal size TN for my wallet. I feel like my camel passport is too small. I still love it but I will save it for my passport. Were you scared to cut it?

John Rush · July 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm

I am thinkning that I want to do this to my Blue Traveler's Notebook. But I might buy one specifically for this purpose. Also I want to go get some natural undyed leather and sew in pockets like they have been doing at Baum Kuchen.

OG SMilz · July 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm

Bravo I absolutely love this video. Inspiring

Roni Jones · July 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm

I love that you had the guts to give it a face-lift and make it something that you love! I'd like to see it with your inserts in it and/or decorated.

Tiffany Liu · July 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm

What inserts do you keep in your personal travelers notebook?

Lorraine Mcneil · July 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm

Love it. Damn right its not a waste. That was genius. Of course you should cut it down if your not using it. Hey, and you love it. 
Great success story. And you still have a midori!!!!! Wonderful x

pam shelton · July 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm

I love this, I need one in a6, can I send it to you to do it for me? Lol😀😀😀

Katherine Shu · July 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm

You made me want to cut my Midori 😂 can u share how you round the corners ?

Tiffany Liu · July 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm

How did you burnish the edges of the notebook? Does this personal size fit a hobonichi weeks?

Eva Bergsto · July 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm

This is a great idea!! I love personal size and I have seen that Midori doent cover that size. But hey, that doesnt stop you! Love it!!

Toyah Z · July 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm

Thanks so much! I was so on the fence about getting a personal size one because simply I just wanted more space to write.. this helped a lot!

Tanya K · July 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm

Wow, that turned out great!

Kendra Lea · July 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm

I've been seriously considering cutting my standard midori for WEEKS now and then this video shows up in my recommendations. Feels like a sign to me 😂

Lisa Heckler · July 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm

Thanks for sharing and your video has helped give me the courage to do it! I'm planning on cutting down a brown or a camel to Field Notes size. I have a regular brown Midori and I absolutely love it for writing and artistic endeavors but it's large to carry around. It mostly stays on my desk at home. My everyday carry is FN size I made myself, but there are things I'd like to re-do about it. Since falling in love with the authentic Midori leather and wanting to support and honor the brand that started it all, resizing a second MTN just feels "right" rather than buying a knock-off.

Melinda Casino · July 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm

Glad it worked out for you – I think it was pretty creative to do that!

Marilyn Johnson · July 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm

Talk about late to the party! Loved your how to and I'm so glad it turned out great for you! Wondering if you would consider a DYII on the cover that you had made. If it is listed I am not finding it. Loved the look of the one you made probably the best of all! Great work thanks for sharing!

Missy Ramos · July 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm

I really can't thank you enough! I bought the same Midori a few weeks ago and used it for a few days and it is was to big for me. I have always used a personal size. So, I then ordered a personal size from chic sparrow. I called the store to see if I could return the midori and they said no. That day I ran across your video and came home tonight and cut it to the personal size. Wow, I love it and am so happy!!!!

Kimberly Howard · July 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm

I really like how you turned it into something you will really use👍🏻😊

Andrea OBrien · July 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm

Beautiful job! Might have to try that myself.

POKETFULLOFVINTAGE · July 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm

Good on you…it your way all the way!…enjoy!

clarkbilgrav · July 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm

I have absolutely toyed with the idea of cutting down a regular Midori to a smaller size. I am a passport size girl, but I don't like the fact that they aren't wide enough. Congratulations on a job well done!

Rebecca G. · July 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm

This is a travesty. Stick with the knockoffs honey.

Lulu Lime Designs · July 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm

You rocked it. It looks wonderful and it's all about what works for you. I love standard size and don't like personal at all – different strokes for different folks! Enjoy your camel, its gorgeous. Great video and bravery!

John Rush · July 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm

Wow, that scared me when I saw what you were doing! But it looks great! Glad you can now use you lovely Camel now!

Sussa · July 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm

Wow, I was scared for you when I read you were going to cut this down, but it turned out fantastic! Great job!

Ilky Way · July 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm

Love what you did there!

Mermaids & Lace · July 26, 2019 at 4:04 pm

Great Idea! And it came out beautifully! X

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