Another Way to Add a Foldout

My daughter is currently on an extended trip to Cambodia. Although I knew that Cambodia is in southeast Asia, I realized that I needed a better sense of how Cambodia and southeast Asia fit into the world. I needed a map!

I found a basic map of the middle east and Asia and printed it onto a 8.5 x 11 inch piece of paper. However, my notebook is a small pocket Moleskine art journal with 3.5 x 5.5 inch pages.

I decided to use a fold pattern where all four edges are folded inward.

The folded paper is designed to use two facing pages of my notebook. I found the centerfold where the sewing of the signature (section) is exposed. I glued the underside of the map and inserted it as shown below, with the centerfold of the insert aligned with the centerfold of the notebook.

This is a simple fold that can easily be adjusted to the size of paper to be inserted and the dimensions of the notebook. The original dimensions of the foldout should be a maximum of the double the dimensions of the open note book. A notebook with 3.5 x 5.5 inch pages (7 x 5.5 when open) can accommodate up to 13.5 x 10.5 (allowing a half-inch for folds). An A5 notebook (5.83 x 8.27 inches) can fit a foldout that is 22.5 x 16 inches.

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