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there are many good instructables on how to build a pen holder for your moleskine notebook.
I'd like to propose another simple simple simple solution, to carry your pen with your moleskine without building anything.
This solution does not require you to modify your notebook. All you need is... well... a pen.
let's get started...
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Step 1: Clip that thread!

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Open your notebook and catch the cloth bookmark with the pen clip. Be sure to keep the clip upwards.

Step 2: Move it up!

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mmmh... move the pen up, on the upper boder of the notebook. Clip, up.

Step 3: Pull!

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close the notebook and pull down the bookmark. The left side of the pen will get trapped up there...

Step 4: Block it!

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last step: close the notebook with the elastic band as you always do, blocking the pen.
now you can carry your pen with your moleskine wherever you go. easy, isn't it?
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Doohickey2 years ago
I can only fit one pen in the spine and I always want to take two....

Problem solved!
nhereveri2 years ago
Moleskine Pen Hack

Un buen consejo para mantener juntos tu lapicera y cuaderno. Así lo encuentras fácilmente. Muy buen consejo. Acá hay una fotografía del mío.

pomarc (author)  nhereveri2 years ago
benjyhe4 years ago
If you have the pocket sized one simply give it a little twist at the top and put the clip into the spine - pen will stay put along the spine of your notebook!
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pomarc (author)  benjyhe2 years ago
thanks for the hint!
zarazum3 years ago
Works for Rhodia too!))
jermfel4 years ago
This is brilliantly simple, after an hour of playing with elastic bands and duct tape I found this on a Lifehacker comment and loved it! Thank you so much...this is definitely the easiest and most effective solution I have come across. Oh and by the way I signed up just to post this comment :).
pomarc (author)  jermfel4 years ago
thank you very much, I am happy that this little hack has been useful to you.
Thanks for sharing your pics, have fun!
ah. I can't really do this though. My moleskine is an incredibly thing one w/o the ribbon bookmark. :p so i'll just throw a pen in my messenger bag along with it. (not that it is problematic, anyways.) :)
=SMART=5 years ago
Awesome, I really like this
pomarc (author)  =SMART=5 years ago
I hope you enjoy it, thanks. If you want to share a pic, it would be wonderful. have fun!
=SMART= pomarc5 years ago
Hey, I use a ball-point Mont Blanc Refil for my small notebook because it fits better with ways and i dont do extended writing anyway.

Sorry for low-res pic, i just used webcam :P
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pomarc (author)  =SMART=5 years ago
great! thanks!
jdomingo5 years ago
I love it! i was searching for a good way to do this and this is the simplest and most useful of all!

pomarc (author)  jdomingo5 years ago
You're welcome jdomingo! I'm glad you like it, and if you want to share a photo, It would be super cool!
have fun with your moleskine!
shinsengumi5 years ago
This makes a surprisingly strong grip for the pen. Simple is usually better.
Many thanks
pomarc (author)  shinsengumi5 years ago
you're welcome! Happy that you liked it! If you want to share a pic of your moleskine + pen, we'd appreciate that!
have fun!
Cheeseduck5 years ago
I had just made a plastic pen-holder for my moleskin, and was about to post an instructable, but I did a quick search first to make sure it wasn't a duplicate. That's when I saw this method, and it made me feel foolish. Thanks for turning my time and hard work into a wasted effort...

Honestly, I wish I had done a search before I started :)
pomarc (author)  Cheeseduck5 years ago
eheheh :) I'm sorry :)
I'm sure your solution is more suitable for certain applciations, mine is just a quick fix.
anyway, thanks.
have fun!
cam425 years ago
File this one under... "Why didn't I think of that?" Sorry for the crap picture quality, I took it with my phone, as it was laying right under my desk. Pen is a black Tul stick pen.
Awesome woodstock notebook man!

Rock on!
 Thanks! Got it a Barnes&Noble a few months ago.
pomarc (author)  cam425 years ago
wonderful notebook!! have fun!
rikkdbomb6 years ago
sadly, this is an excellent idea but my mechanical pencil is too big and sticks out on both sides of my pocket sketching moleskine if only there were a way to keep it along the long side of the moleskine that was this simple!
pomarc (author)  rikkdbomb6 years ago
...mmhhh maybe this way?
Oh! Thank you! This solved my problem as my pen couldn't be put on top either. I am so happy I can carry it around with my Moleskin again!
pomarc (author)  TylorSkory5 years ago
Tylor, I'm happy you liked that. have fun!
mmdm5 years ago
What could be easier than this? Great tip!
pomarc (author)  mmdm5 years ago
thanks, enjoy!
I think maybe you should just add "glad you liked it to the end of the instructable to just save yourself a lot of effort...
pomarc (author)  scarabeetle1015 years ago
no way! I'm so happy to write "glad you liked it!" at each and every comment! btw: did you like it?
Knolly5 years ago
Hey, I just wanted to sign up to thank you for this tip. In my opinion this is the best and most hassle free way to make a pen caddy out of my notebook. Many thanks!
pomarc (author)  Knolly5 years ago
knolly, it is my pleasure to know that you find it useful! have fun with your moleskine&pen :)
Mrmattshaw5 years ago
This is so good, I disappeared in a cloud of logic!
pomarc (author)  Mrmattshaw5 years ago
:) glad you like it! have fun!
dysonius5 years ago
I'm calling this one "the dog in the bathtub". It is hard as hell to get my pen looped on the marker ribbon, at the same time trying to close and secure said ribbon. Works alright once acheived though.
pomarc (author)  dysonius5 years ago
pick the ribbon with your left hand, and hook the ribbon with the pen clip. if the pen clip is not too tight is easy as heaven :)
knowone5 years ago
This is so obvious - I love it! Another (but not free) way to attach a pen is with a "Mole Coat" cover (molecoat dot com) which has a pen/pencil sleeve.
pomarc (author)  knowone5 years ago
glad you like it!
AidanG6 years ago
This is THE best way to do this. I tried lots of other things, but when I found this, I started using it, and it's sooo easy. Made me say "duh!" too, once I saw it.
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