Pocket Tutorial

Pocket Tutorial

Like many of you, we were upset by having to cut the back pocket from the planners this year. If it were up to us, the pocket would have been in there! But, in order to get the planner into your hands in time, we had to make the difficult decision to omit the pocket and the extra bookmark for this year's planner. 

We know many of you miss it, and we have been encouraged by your response. So many of you have innovated and created solutions that are fantastic. We wanted to share a couple from a tutorial shared with us by a member of the Christian Planner Family. We've tested both methods by Sea Lemon and found they are great ways to add a pocket! 

  1. For a speed and ease, you can glue an envelope to the inside of the back cover of your Christian Planner. You can choose to leave the flap attached, or cut it off. 
  2. Or you can use 2 sheets of paper to create your own expandable pocket. 

Here is a list of things you will need to make the expandable pocket:

  • Paper in the color of your choice - 2 sheets of 8.5" x 11" 
  • Elmer's Extra Strength Glue Stick, or other strong glue stick
  • Ruler
  • X-acto Blade or scissors

And how to get it done:

  1. To form the pocket: First you are going to fold one piece paper in half
  2. Create another inward fold ¾" in from the open ends, this forms the top and bottom flaps
  3. Cut the corners of the paper at a slight angle, this will keep the corners from sticking out one the pocket is complete
  4. Set that piece aside
  5. To form the accordions: Cut the other unaltered piece of paper in half
  6. Take one half and cut that in half to form 2 smaller pieces
  7. Fold one small piece in half. Then fold the newly formed sides in half as well. Do the same thing with the other small piece.
  8. Assemble: Glue the outer most section of each accordion onto the side of the pocket. Make sure the zig zag of your accordion is folding toward the inside of the pocket.
  9. Then glue the top flap over to further secure the accordion. Glue the ends of the flaps to the other side of the pocket, and glue that top flap over.
  10. Then glue the completed pocket into the inside cover. 

If you would rather watch the tutorial then follow the steps listed above you can find the video here: https://youtu.be/MwP5OgPeBjE?t=40

We hope this helps you make you planner more useful! If you would rather not do this DIY project and haven’t purchased your planner yet, the spiral bound Christian Planner does have a back pocket in it!