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Chic Sparrow TN & Insert Size Chart

TRAVELERS NOTEBOOK SIZE CHART

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Select the notebook size below to see the dimensions of the leather notebook cover, TN insert size and holding capacity. These insert measurements are optimal but you may use inserts both 1/4” inch (0.6 cm) wider and/or taller and they will fit inside of Chic Sparrow Travelers Notebooks.

Please note that our products sell quickly and not all sizes are currently available at Chic Sparrow. If you have questions regarding travelers notebook sizes, please email customer service: support@chicsparrow.com

A Note From the Designer: Overall, my notebooks are slightly wider than the common, allowing for no overhang if you follow these guidelines. Your notebook edges will be fully protected. - J.H.

IF YOU ALREADY HAVE TN INSERTS

Measure them carefully and find the size that is the closest match on the chart below. If you are between two notebook sizes, always choose the larger one. 

Next, stack your inserts and measure the thickness. This tells you how thick your spine will be when your notebook wraps around the inserts. Compare this to the width of the notebook you’re considering.  

For example, if you are using inserts that are 4.5” x 8.25”, and your stack of inserts is 1” high, you’d know you’d need the Narrow size. But if your stack is larger than 1”, you’d want to go up to the Wide.  

CHIC SPARROW'S DESIGNS

CLASSIC

Classic Chic Sparrows do not come with inside pockets or pen loops. Pen loops and stitching around the perimeter can be added. These come with interior elastics to hold inserts and a closure elastic.

 

CASCADE

Cascade Chic Sparrows have cascading credit card pockets on the left-hand inside, a secretarial pocket on the right-hand side as well as a stitched-in pen loop. These like the Classics come with interior elastics and a closure elastic.

 

CASCADE FOLIO

Cascade Folios have cascading credit card pockets on the left-hand inside, and a slip pocket on the right-hand side. The sleek design is intended for thicker soft or hard cover notebooks. These do not come with interior elastic but do come with closure elastic.

 

FOLIO

Folios have one slip pocket on the left-hand side and one slip pocket on the right-hand side. Folios don't come with interior elastic but do come with closure elastic. This sleek design is intended for thicker hardcover or soft cover notebooks.

CHIC SPARROW SIZES

NANO

When laying open and flat:

7" x 4.25" OR 177mm x 107mm

Insert Size:

2.5" x 3.75" OR 64mm x 95mm

Number of Interior Elastics:

2

PASSPORT

When laying open and flat:

8.45" x 5.5" OR 214mm x 139mm

Insert Size:

5" x 3.5" OR 127mm x 89mm

Number of Interior Elastics:

4

PASSPORT PLUS

Passport and Passport Plus hold the same kind of inserts. Plus simply means that this size will hold more inserts.

When laying open and flat:

9.5" x 5.5" OR 241mm x 140mm

Insert Size:

Same as Passport, 5" x 3.5" OR 127mm x 89mm

Number of Interior Elastics:

6

POCKET

When laying open and flat:

8.75" x 5.5" OR 222mm x 152mm

Insert Size:

3.5" x 5.5" OR 89mm x 140mm

Number of Interior Elastics:

4

POCKET PLUS

Pocket and Pocket Plus hold the same kind of inserts. Plus simply means that this size will hold more inserts.

When laying open and flat:

10.25" x 6" OR 260mm x 152mm

Insert Size:

Same as Pocket, 3.5" x 5.5" OR 89mm x 140mm

Number of Interior Elastics:

6

A6

When laying open and flat:

10.75" x 6.5" OR 273mm x 165mm

Insert Size:

4" x 6" OR 102mm x 152mm

Number of Interior Elastics:

4

PERSONAL

When laying open and flat:

9.76" x 7.4" OR 248mm x 188mm

Insert Size:

3.75" x 6.625" OR 95mm x 168mm

Number of Interior Elastics:

4

B6 SLIM

When laying open and flat:

11" x 7.5" OR 279mm x 191mm

Insert Size:

4.375" x 7" OR 111mm x 178mm

Number of Interior Elastics:

4

B6

When laying open and flat:

12" x 7.5" OR 305mm x 191mm

Insert Size:

5" x 7" OR 127mm x 178mm

Number of Interior Elastics:

4

NARROW

When laying open and flat:

11" x 8.7" OR 279mm x 191mm

Insert Size:

4.5" x 8.25" OR 114mm x 210mm

Number of Interior Elastics:

4

WIDE

When laying open and flat:

12" x 8.7" OR 305mm x 221mm

Insert Size:

5" x 8.25" OR 127mm x 210mm

Number of Interior Elastics:

4

EXTRA WIDE

When laying open and flat:

13" x 8.7" OR 330mm x 221mm

Insert Size:

Fits 5-6 Wide inserts, 5" x 8.25" OR 127mm x 210mm

Fits 4 A5 Slim inserts, 5.4" x 8.25" OR 137mm x 210mm

Fits 1-2 A5 inserts, 5.8" x 8.25" OR 147mm x 210mm

Number of Interior Elastics:

4

A5

When laying open and flat:

14" x 8.7" OR 356mm x 221mm

Insert Size:

5.8" x 8.25" OR 147mm x 210mm

Number of Interior Elastics:

4

If you have any trouble finding inserts for our sizes we recommend checking Amazon OR if you'd like to support another small business Paper Penguin Co makes high-quality inserts for all our sizes except Nano. 

FOLIO SIZES

WEEKLY CALENDAR (SCALLOP POCKET)

The difference between the Weekly Calendar and the Weekly below is this design has a scalloped pocket on the left-hand side and the right-hand side and has interior elastics and an elastic closure. It's still considered a "Folio" in this size chart because it is intended for the Hobonichi Weeks.

When laying open and flat:

9" x 8" OR 229mm x 203mm

Notebook Size:

3.7" x 7.4" x 1" OR 94mm x 188mm x 25mm

Number of Interior Elastics:

2

WEEKLY (CASCADE & FOLIO)

When laying open and flat:

9" x 8.19" OR 229 x 208mm

Notebook Size:

Same as above, 3.7" x 7.4" x 1" OR 94mm x 188mm x 25mm

Recommended Notebook:

Hobonichi Weeks (Product not sold at Chic Sparrow)

 POCKET

When laying open and flat:

8.5" x 6" OR 216mm x 153mm

Notebook Size:

3.5" x 5.5" x 1" OR 89mm x 140mm x 25mm

Recommended Notebook:

Moleskine Pocket Daily Diary

A6

When laying open and flat:

10" x 6.5" OR 254mm x 165mm

Notebook Size:

4.1" x 5.8" x 1" OR 104mm x 147mm x 25mm

Recommended Notebook:

Hobonichi Techo Original

B6 SLIM

When laying open and flat:

10" x 7.7" OR 254mm x 196mm

Notebook Size:

4.3" x 7" x 1" OR 110mm x 176mm x 25mm

Recommended Notebook:

Nanami Cafe Notes

B6

When laying open and flat:

11.7" x 7.7" OR 297mm x 196mm

Notebook Size:

5" x 7" x 1" OR 127mm x 178mm x 25mm

Recommended Notebooks:

 Stalogy 365 Days Note B6, Leuchtturm1917 B6

A5

When laying open and flat:

13" x 9" OR 330mm x 229mm

Notebook Size:

5.8" x 8.3" x 1" OR 147mm x 211mm x 25mm

Recommended Notebook:

Leuchtturm1917 A5