Filofax Flex as Midori and Filofax – thank you Tim Edwards and Gail Wheatley

Thank you so much Tim and Gail for singlehandedly doing this post for me!

A while back I read on Philofaxy about the very innovative Tim Edwards turning his Filofax Flex into a binder with rings. See the posts here and here. Isn’t that amazing?

I then wrote an article about the Flex here, wondering if it could be turned into a Midori style notebook cover. And who should write a comment on my blog explaining how it was done but the wonderful Tim himself. Here is his comment

Originally, I fitted 13mm rings to a vinyl First Edition A5 Flex. Shortly afterwards (summer 2012) the leather versions became available and the ring mech was transferred into a tan leather model. Several people have emailed me in the last eighteen months, to ask questions or to tell me they have done the same thing!

The original vinyl Flex was later converted by me to a Midori-style folder and that was very easy to do.

I would love to hear from Tim or from any of my readers who have instructions and maybe photographs of how to do this!

This is my A5 Flex cover -- you can see how, with a bit of skill and imagination (and the right tools), it could be turned into a Midori style cover.

This is my A5 Flex cover — you can see how, with a bit of skill and imagination (and the right tools), it could be turned into a Midori style cover.

UPDATE: Received a link to a wonderful blog post about this from the lovely Gail Wheatley – she turned her Filofax Flex into a Midori-style notebook – have a look at the brilliant, easy to follow step by step instructions here. Thank you Gail – it looks fantastic! Photos below by Gail, taken from her lovely post which is an absolute must-read!

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Categories: Filofaxes and other ring organisers, Midori and other Traveler's Notebooks

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5 replies

  1. Oh thanks Janet, that’s so good of you to include me in your blog post. I hope everyone finds it helpful.

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  2. I’m flattered Janet! It’s Ray Blake who is the expert on making Midori-style covers. They have become known as Raydoris! I simply followed a post he did on his blog “My life All In One Place”. Ray has since done a You Tube video http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hCYAnmQnn6w&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DhCYAnmQnn6w
    Obviously you can ignore the bits about cutting leather and just concentrate on where to punch the holes and which elastic to use. Good luck! Tim

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