Introducing my Katedori


I had this Kate Spade passport holder lying around the house. I’ve used it maybe once or twice but then I got a custom-made passport holder so this ended up not being used. I noticed on Instagram that some of the other planner girls has actually turned this holder into a pocket midi-like planner so I thought I’d do the same with this as it would be the perfect planner to use on those days where I’m either carrying a small bag or just my wristlet and needed the planner with me.


Here’s the back and the front of the Katedori. I wanted a pen loop and also an elastic closure so I took an idea from Wendaful and used some hair elastic, thin round elastic cord and a binder clip to make a pen loop and elastic closure for my Katedori. It’s pretty simple actually. I glued a piece of hair elastic to each side of the binder clip leaving just enough give so that it will hold my pen (a Target dollar spot one) in place. I then attached a loop of elastic cord to the binder clip to make the elastic closure – I added the charm for decoration.

Here’s what it looks like when you open her up.


katedori03I have a total of 4 inserts in this little baby – a pocket folder, a notebook, a mini planner and a zipper pocket/credit card holder.


Here’s a closer look at my notebook and planner.


I got the notebook on the left from my LSS while on the right is a planner I made. It’s a July – December planner with the months on two pages and the weeks on one.


This is a pocket folder I made out of a Target dollar spot folder. Below is a picture of it opened up. At the moment I use it to store some blank 3×4 Project Life cards that I have stamped “Note to Self” on one side and “Remember this” on the other. One is for my “things to do” lists while the other is for shopping lists. I also stamped a banner flag so that I can write the date.

katedori08The picture below shows my zippered pocket/credit card holder. Here’s what I did, I took a mini zippered pocket and I had and a credit card holder for a pocket filofax and connected them with packing tape. I made sure not to block any of the pockets and used tape on both sides so that it would stick to anything.


To hold these inserts into place, I took a piece of plastic (I used a cover for bound documents).

katedori10I punched a small hole at the top in the centre and a top at the bottom centre. I think strung some elastic cord between the holes. I made sure I had a total of 3 strings to put my inserts on. I think place the inserts like you would do with a Midori. Here are the inserts on the plastic cover.

katedori11I cut the plastic to be slightly smaller that the passport cover itself – well the width anyways. After that, all I have to do is slip/feed in plastic into the pockets of the passport holder.

Hopefully I’ve explained everything but if you have any questions, do leave a comment and I’ll reply.  

14 thoughts on “Introducing my Katedori

  1. Tiffany says:

    Thank you so much. You did a great job. I like the idea of using the plastic insert to hold the elastic bands. I would have used an awl to make holes in the passport holder which could have ruined it. Thanks again.

    • sandramaepearl says:

      Hi Tiffany. You’re most welcome. While the closure would have been better if I had punched holes in the passport holder, I didn’t want to in case I decided to use it as a passport holder again later lol

  2. Angel Jem says:

    Cool idea! I may never get a Kate Spade planner or passport holder, but I love the idea of the plastic backing that could convert a few passport holders. Thanks!

    • Mitchell Moments says:

      If you search Amazon for passport covers, there are many affordable options that are very pretty or even your favorite theme/character. Passport covers are often with the wallets in TJ Maxx/Marshalls, etc. Hope this helps!

      • sandramaepearl says:

        Thanks for the suggestion. I actually have a number of passport covers but the one I’m currently using is a custom design one so I don’t think I’ll be changing it anytime soon 😁

  3. Late To The Party says:

    Loved this! Waiting on some inserts to arrive before setting up my Katedori. Saving this more more inspiration 🙂

  4. New To Dori says:

    This is the nicest Katedori I’ve seen! I am trying to make one this week. Could you post instructions on exactly where to punch the holes – and how to thread the elastic?

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