In today’s world of iPhones and iPads I don’t find myself carrying a paper notebook too often anymore. But when I do, carrying the associated pens and pencils is usually a little cumbersome. Fortunately this cool Journal Bandolier by Cleverhands looks like it could be exactly what I need. It comes in multiple sizes and styles.
Some time ago I made a journal bandolier for myself. After the 8th person asked me where they could get one it occurred to me that I wasn’t the only person sick of losing pens and breaking pencil points, or having inspiration hit only to find I had nothing to draw or write with!
This style of Bandolier is handmade using black leather and elastic. The strap is 2 inches wide and sewn into a loop which measures 5.75 inches long when laid flat. It fits easily around books that run a little over 5 inches wide such as the Moleskine 5.52×8.25 inch journal or the Handbook journal of a similar size. Each loop is approximately 1 inch wide. There are a total of 7 loops.
This is a handmade item and will have variations from the photograph. I find many of my materials, including the leather in this bandolier at a center for creative reuse to improve the carbon footprint things I make.