On the back panel, we will attach the paper for the notepad. Find a color you like and make sure it’s the weight of regular copy paper. Cut your paper into 5 ½ x 3 ½ inch rectangles, and punch two small holes at the top center of all your pages.
One final flourish, should you choose to add it, a cute button closure! Sew a button on the side of the front panel and punch another small hole at approximately the same spot on the back panel. You can use a regular pony-tail elastic to function as the closure. Just cut it and thread it through the hole on the back panel, from the inside to the outside. Thread the elastic back through to the inside and pull to create a small loop in back. Check to make sure the loop is long enough to loop over the button on front, but short enough to hold your notebook closed tightly. Adjust and then tie the loose ends on the elastic in a knot (which you can hide under the paper) and trim excess elastic. For extra cuteness I added stitches to the bottom!
Presto! You now have a convenient and homemade notebook to help keep your purse clutter free and cute! Happy crafting!