10. Wrap your fabric around your notebook covers.
11. Sew across the bottom, straight up the spine where the fabric meets the paper (Actually, sew a little IN from that point or you'll rip the paper off) and then across the top. Make sure to avoid sewing OVER the elastic; just tuck it out of the way.
12. You've sandwiched your back notebook cover between the wrapped fabric strip. You can take that little piece of tape off now.
13. Fold the edge of the unsewn end of fabric over about an inch and pin at the top and bottom.
14. Use a straight stitch to sew across the BOTTOM edge of this little fold.
15. Stick a bit of tape on the edge of the fabric to secure it to the notebook right by the paper. Use a straight stitch and sew around the bottom and spine edges of the front cover. Sew the top of the front cover over to the little fold you created, but do NOT sew across the opening of the fold - you're making a pocket and you don't want to sew the opening shut! Then sew down the inside of the little fold you made, securing the pocket to the cover.
16. Stick your mini pen inside the little pocket and you're done!
Of course I forgot to take a picture of this part, but obviously the elastic you sewed to the back of the notebook holds the book shut. Just close it up and stretch the elastic over the notebook and across the front cover. Voila.
And that, my friends, is how you can use up some fabric scraps. And make a tiny notebook look cute. I mean cuteR. Everyone knows that everything's cute in miniature. Exhibit A: Zoe. I mean mini. PLUS, have you seen those teeny tiny vaseline jars in the checkout line at Walmart? I am much more likely to buy that than the big jar. Even if it isn't efficient.