Make Your Own Pocket For Your 3"X5" Notebook

Adding a simple pocket to the inside of the front cover of your pocket notebook is an excellent way to expand the notebook's organizational capacity.

I use a small template in order to make quick work of creating a new pocket. 
Below is the template and visual for using the template.
PLEASE feel free to save the template and print at your leisure. Print at full screen.

I prefer to use old photographs, postcards or some kind of thicker card stock that I can draw on. My overall preference though is for photographs. They really do hold up really well (unless you have a really sweaty bum) and add a meaningful decorative element to a strictly functional pocket.

With the pocket added, I can now easily include my trusty grid ruler and some index cards.
Life becomes a bit more complete now.

A side by side comparison really shows off the increased functionality of the notebook.

A side by side comparison really shows off the increased functionality of the notebook.

A parting shot of the changeout from one "pocketed" notebook to another.