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The Creator's Compendium

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A zippered planner cover that holds all the supplies you’ll need to add some handmade creativity to your daily planning routine.

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The Creator's Compendium

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Add some handmade charm to your planning ritual with this zippered notebook case designed for the organised creator. This cover features built-in storage, a removable pencil case, and a ton of ways to make it your own, plus video tutorials to help you learn the basics of adding zips and piping to your projects.

Pattern features

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Easy to Follow Instructions
Clear, Supportive Diagrams
Cutting Table & Supply Lists
Video Tutorials
Printable Templates
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Customise the cover with 3 unique design options

I'm all about giving you the ability to customise your creations to your own style. Select from a simple Wholecloth design, a Centre Spine design, or a pretty Starblock design

Customise the cover with 3 unique design options

I'm all about giving you the ability to customise your creations to your own style. Select from a simple Wholecloth design, a Centre Spine design, or a pretty Starblock design

Fits Popular Notebooks and Planners

This cover is designed to fit a 7" x 9" (approx. 18 cm x 23 cm) notebook and fits planners like the Erin Condren Life Planner, the Happy Planner and the Quilter's Planner.

Fits Popular Notebooks and Planners

This cover is designed to fit a 7" x 9" (approx. 18 cm x 23 cm) notebook and fits planners like the Erin Condren Life Planner, the Happy Planner and the Quilter's Planner.

Plenty of pockets to neatly stash all your stationery

Every journaler has plenty of pens and pieces they want to keep handy. I've designed two different pocket configurations, which you can customise to your stationery. Hold stickers, stencils, and even washy tape!

Plenty of pockets to neatly stash all your stationery

Every journaler has plenty of pens and pieces they want to keep handy. I've designed two different pocket configurations, which you can customise to your stationery. Hold stickers, stencils, and even washy tape!

Designed for travel with a secure zip

Learn how to prepare and install a smart zip that will keep your journal and all your supplies protected and together.

Designed for travel with a secure zip

Learn how to prepare and install a smart zip that will keep your journal and all your supplies protected and together.

Carry extra stationery with a removable pencil case

Sometimes, you just want to carry a few extra items... but there's no space. Not to worry! Included in this pattern is the option to add a matching removable pencil case that fits within the compendium.

Carry extra stationery with a removable pencil case

Sometimes, you just want to carry a few extra items... but there's no space. Not to worry! Included in this pattern is the option to add a matching removable pencil case that fits within the compendium.

Pretty it up with piping

Piping not only adds class and elegance to your project but definition, acting as a border to highlight the seam. Make your own and give your planner cover some bling! Whatever your taste is from candy stripes to your favourite tiny floral.

Pretty it up with piping

Piping not only adds class and elegance to your project but definition, acting as a border to highlight the seam. Make your own and give your planner cover some bling! Whatever your taste is from candy stripes to your favourite tiny floral.

Feedback & reviews

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“Another fantastic pattern from Arabesque Scissors! The clear descriptions and lots of pictures make the pattern a breeze to follow and if all else fails there are instructional videos to guide you through. I really enjoyed making the Compendium — and though I’m not a real planner, it's great to carry around smaller projects. The pockets hold all my glue sticks and papers for EPP. I’ll definitely be making another one!”

Karen

"There are other patterns out there for these sewing organizers, but the quality is what sold me on this one. Also, Ali has ways and suggestions to add sweetness and cuteness to her patterns. This one was the prettiest organizer that I have seen so I had to have it."

Catherine

Thoughts from Ali

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Sometimes, life can feel chaotic and out of control.

I've learned that one of the best solutions for taking control of the chaos is to use a planner.

I use a physical, actual page turning planner, where time feels linear and there are less distractions to stop me getting organised. I write my to-do lists, plan menus for the week, and write down all my appointments.

I bought my first actual planner (versus just a diary) 5 years ago now, and have never looked back.

As I love to do, I designed and sewed a cover to keep my planner in, and shared my processes along the way. You can take a look here. I did not make this into a pattern at the time. However it has been my most requested one ever since then.

And now, I’ve turned that cover into a beautiful pattern I'm ready to share with the world. I have updated and added lots of internal storage and extra cover design options.

Let me introduce the ‘Creator’s Compendium’, a padded, zippered diary cover, with 3 exterior cover options, a separate pencil case, and plenty of cute (but functional) details.

I also adore stationery of all kinds, and I love to use it in my planners.

So, inside, you'll find 4 pockets for stickers, templates, washi tape and sticky notes. There's a zippered pocket, a pen holder and a separate pencil case to hold markers.

Here are some more features that you will love:

  • This cover is designed to fit a 7" x 9" (approx. 18 cm x 23 cm) notebook and fits planners like the Erin Condren Life Planner, the Happy Planner and the Quilter's Planner.
  • 3 unique cover designs + you can mod it to your liking
  • Loads of internal storage for stationery
  • YouTube video tutorials to guide you through every step
  • Detailed instructions and lots of diagrams to help you
  • Lots of opportunity for you to bring your style
  • Learn new sewing techniques like facing a zipper and making piping
  • Makes the perfect gift for family members starting school or college, or friends who love to plan and journal
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Meet Ali Phillips
Sewist & Pattern Designer

Ali Phillips is an Australian sewist and entrepreneur with a passion for family, creativity, and organisation.

Supplies & materials

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Get a helpful list of the supplies you'll need to make this pattern.
Fabric & Materials
Cover

Wholecloth Cover (Design 1)

  • FQ 18" x 20"

Centre Spine Cover (Design 2)

  • Front – [1] 8 ¾” x 10 ¾”
  • Back – [1] 8 ¾” x 10 ¾”
  • Vinyl (Spine) – 4 ¼” x 10 ¾”

Starblock Cover (Design 3)

  • Colour 1 – 10” x 10”
  • Colour 2 – 10” x 10”
  • Background – Fat ¼
  • Back – 12” x 12”
Internal Fabric

Total amount ¾ yard

  • Zipper Facings – 6” x WOF
  • Pockets & Pen Holder – Fat ¼
  • Inner Cover Flaps – Fat ¼
  • Lining – Fat ¼
  • Piping (fabric cut on bias) – Fat ¼
Interfacing
  • 1 yd Pellon Shape Flex SF 101
  • 1 yd pellon Craft Fuse CF 808
  • 12” x 20” Pellon Fusible Foam FF 78F1
  • ¼” Steam-A-Seam Tape

Cover

Wholecloth Cover (Design 1)

  • FQ 18" x 20"

Centre Spine Cover (Design 2)

  • Front – [1] 8 ¾” x 10 ¾”
  • Back – [1] 8 ¾” x 10 ¾”
  • Vinyl (Spine) – 4 ¼” x 10 ¾”

Starblock Cover (Design 3)

  • Colour 1 – 10” x 10”
  • Colour 2 – 10” x 10”
  • Background – Fat ¼
  • Back – 12” x 12”
Internal Fabric

Total amount ¾ yard

  • Zipper Facings – 6” x WOF
  • Pockets & Pen Holder – Fat ¼
  • Inner Cover Flaps – Fat ¼
  • Lining – Fat ¼
  • Piping (fabric cut on bias) – Fat ¼
Interfacing
  • 1 yd Pellon Shape Flex SF 101
  • 1 yd pellon Craft Fuse CF 808
  • 12” x 20” Pellon Fusible Foam FF 78F1
  • ¼” Steam-A-Seam Tape

Notions & Little Bits
  • 55" (1.4m) No. 5 Continuous Zipper Tape
  • [3] No. 5 Zipper Pulls
  • 2.2 yd (2m) Size 00 Piping Cord

Also Required
  • Zipper foot
  • Stiletto
  • Point turner
  • Binding clips
  • Fabric safe pen
  • Size 90 needle

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