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  • Cork & bookcloth cover
  • Hand-made in Fair Lawn
  • In stock, ready to ship
  • Made to order

Edition #31 Notes

To celebrate five years of Dapper Notes, I revisited the most popular cover material of all time. My very first notebooks released in 2016 were made using a simple but beautiful cork cover. The new Hamsa edition also has a cork cover, but with a sparkly bronze foil imprint, a perfect homage to five years of creating stationery that leaves my heart sparkling. 

The word hamsa means "five" in Arabic. In North African cultures it is also associated with good luck and protection. The hamsa (pictured) is a common motif in North African and Middle-Eastern art. I come from a Moroccan lineage, so the symbol is very meaningful to me, and I wanted to share the luck that I feel Dapper Notes has brought me with all of you. 

I hope that Hamsa brings you as much joy and good luck as I have felt making Dapper Notes for you the past five years. Here's to many more.

Fray level: None

Most Dapper Notes covers are made using fabric, which naturally frays with use. Each material behaves differently, and this meter will help you gauge how much fraying to expect from your notebook. Read more about fabric covers

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Hamsa specs

Snakeskin bronze foil imprint
Cover Material
Material Fray
Endsheet Design
Gold and silver fern pattern
Endsheet Material
Handmade paper
Extra Endsheet
Information w/brief Dapper Notes history
48 graph on 70lb smooth white
Title Inspiration
5th Anniversary!
February 2021


For good luck

The word hamsa means "five" in Arabic. In North African cultures it is also associated with good luck and protection.

Celebrating five years

Inside Hamsa you'll find a new information endsheet with room for personalization, and a brief history of the first five years of Dapper Notes.

All in the details

Can you pinpoint what inspires you to write, to doodle, to journal your everyday? No matter the source, your Dapper Notes was made with extra care for all the little details, and is ready for you to capture life!

How Dapper Notes are made

Every Dapper Notes notebook is made by hand, from scratch using a variety of materials including: a fabric cover that's bound to bookcloth, a decorative end-sheet, all sewn with waxed thread. Watch this video to see how they're made, step by step.

Dapper Notes notebooks are

Fabric covered

Every notebook cover is made from two materials: a good looking fabric on the outside backed by book cloth inside.

100% made by me

Straight from my studio in Fair Lawn, you’re getting premium paper, wax coated linen thread stitching, glue and a little love.

Shipped everywhere

Supply chain issues be damned, these notebooks are sent directly to you to any location in the world.

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Dapper notes are the antidote to the digital age. Every item is handcrafted, hand-sewn, and designed for maximum delight.


Highest quality construction and materials, keen eye for detail, and delicious design, month after month.


Dapper Notes are the best quality pocket sized notebooks you can get. The textile cover and thread binding means the books will hold up through time. I love the thick paper as well; good for fountain pens.


I am a lover of texture, both visually and physically, so the different book covers are perfect for me!


Wow, beyond beautiful. They are very well made and sweet. Thrilled to have these gorgeous notes.


Beautifully made, exceptional craftsmanship, wonderful customer service!


I love this notebook. It's beautifully hand crafted, very sturdy, and makes a great conversation piece. 10/


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