As you know, I bought my traveler’s notebook cover from Webster’s Pages about a week ago. There is a blog post here where I talk to you about my new addition. I love the cover, it is everything that I was expecting! I love the pockets, I love the size (wider and taller than the traditional size of the original midori), the colors and also the quality, they are great!
One of the reasons why I stopped myself from buying a regular size traveler’s notebook is because I knew it would be hard to find inserts. I don’t like ordering inserts from online shops every time I need one and I didn’t want to have to depend on the internet to buy them since most of the local stationery shops I have around don’t sell midori inserts. I knew it’d be hard but I decided to go for it anyway. Contrary to the field note size, which you find at local office stores like staples and office depot, the standard size can’t be found easily but online.
I haven’t bought any inserts yet but I still wanted to buy the moleskine notebook and see if they would fit in my cover. Well… after watching a few videos and seeing that the moleskine notebooks are a little wider than the covers, I still went ahead and bought them. Ah! guess what? They don’t fit. The moleskine cahier notebooks are a tad wider, and even though the cover is wider, the notebooks won’t fit if you add more than three!
I love my covers and planners chunky so I knew it wouldn’t work. I realized that I have to listen to the planner ladies out there who already went through this and I knew I had to cut to size my notebooks. I haven’t done it yet because the only exacto knife that I have is at husband’s painting studio. That place is cold! so I haven’t done anything about my inserts.
Here’s the bottom line, moleskine cahier notebooks won’t fit in a midori because they are wider, and they won’t fit in a Webster’s pages cover either because… they are wider! You need to cut them to size. Which is okay but it is one of those things that I didn’t want to have to do, not this time at least.
This is how the inserts look like, the notebook at the bottom is the moleskine cahier and the one on top is the insert that came with the cover, it is the regular standard size.
I am afraid that those of us with regular size fauxdoris only have a few options: Make your own inserts, order them online or cut the moleskine notebooks to size. Where do you buy your regular size inserts and would you recommend a specific shop?
Thank you for reading, next time I hope I will share with you my fauxdori set up!