Monday, July 26, 2010

Binder Cover

The Binder Cover

Supplies needed:

  • Three ring binder

  • craft paper or newspaper

  • Fabric canvas and decorative cotton

  • Iron on fusible webbing.
Lets get started...

1. Open your binder on top of the paper you are using for your pattern, trace around the binder.
2. Cut out your pattern remember to add space for your seam allowance. Cut out two pattern pieces from canvas and one from your decorative cotton and one from fusible webbing.

3. Add a piece of fabric however you want or you can leave the front blank my strip is four and a half inches wide and the length of the front piece. I just  ironed aunder each edge 1/4 inch and stiched on top of the front piece.
4. Cut one of the canvas pieces in half length wise and the cotton, these are your inside pieces.

5. Fold your cotton pieces in half and iron down and stitch down the folded edge. These will be your inside pockets. If you want to add another pocket here is where you add one. I did a 5x5 square of canvas.
6. Place your inside pockets on top of the two iside canvas pieces wrong sides facing eachother, fold under on opposite edges 1/2 Inch and sew down.


7. If you want handles add them now. I cut 3 inch wide strip of canvas to make mine

8. Lay inside pieces on top of your outside piece with your pocket pieces facing eachother in the middle. Notice in the picture I sewed my pockets to the wrong side of my inside pieces so I had to take that all out and restitch it on the right side. Make sure you sew yours to the right side :). Pin each piece in place and stitch around all the edges of the holder.

9. Trim off corners and turn your cover so the right side is showing.

Admire your cover

I forgot to stitch around my bird now I will have to do it by hand Oh well.

Place your binder in your cover

Add your Binder Pencil Pouch  your papers and a cute note in your little pocket!

Cute ha?


Beverly @ said...

What a cute set! I love the fabrics and the little birdie is too cute!

Jessica said...

This is soo cute! I love the idea of a binder cover and can't wait to try it!

-Jessica @

AUDRA said...

How cute is that! Love it!

I'd love for you to stop by and link up to Socialize with me Monday til Sunday, going on now! :)

★All Thingz Related★ said...

We appreciate you joining us this week at Anything Related!

Moe said...

Oh how cute!!!!!!!!

I am so glad i popped by from night owl crafting!

Nikki said...

Very cute!

Leslie said...

What a great idea! Thanks for the tutorial and for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

Alison said...

What a FABULOUS idea for back to school!! Thanks for sharing, and have a great weekend!


Erin @ Where Beauty Meets Function said...

I love this!! I somehow inherited a bunch of old binders with a companies name on them. I was thinking about painting them or covering them, so this tutorial is just perfect! Thanks!! :)

Tara@JustDevineStyle said...

This is such a great idea to update an old binder or even make a new one look great. I think it is super cute. Thanks for the how to on it.

AUDRA said...

So glad you were able to stop by and link up! :)
I'm going to be featuring this tomorrow to start this new week's link party!


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