Awhile back I went to a make-and-take craft activity where we were learning how to make cute checkbook covers out of scrapbook paper. It was a pretty simple concept and mine turned out really fun. But later when I decided I wanted to make more checkbook covers as gifts for family members, I realized that I couldn't because I didn't have those neat little plastic covers that are required to make them! Augh. There's nothing worse than feeling the creativity but not having the supplies! And that's why today's how-to is so fabulous. You are going to learn how to make a completely functional checkbook cover using nothing more than scraps that you probably already have in your stash!
Here's Morgan with today's tutorial:
To start you will need two scraps of fabric that are 7" x 13" and one piece of fusible interfacing the same size.
After fusing your interfacing to the back of one of your scraps, you will lay the fabrics right sides together and sew along all four edges, using a 1/4" seam allowance, making sure to leave a 1" gap.
Next you will flip the cover right side out and press. After pressing you will top stitch 1/4" from the edge on both short sides as shown in red.
Next you will fold and press both ends in 2.5" and pin in place. You will then again sew down both short ends as shown in red.
And just like that, you're finished!
Happy Sewing Y'all! Morgan