Checkbooks are ugly. I see the necessity of carrying a checkbook as an excuse to have something pretty peeking out of your bag.
Get the DIY Mama’s Checkbook Cover how-to after the jump (totally easy)…
DIY Mama’s Checkbook Cover
1. Measure and cut your fabric. You can use up to four different fabrics for all the pieces:
Two Pockets (3.5″X7.5″ each)
I made the outside and the pockets using Alexander Henry Canyon Flutter in Pink
and the inside using Paula Prass Summer Soiree Chevron in Black
2. Take a smaller pocket piece and fold the long edge over a tiny bit – 1/8″ or so, and iron, then again and iron, then edge stitch. Repeat on the other pocket piece.
6. Finish your edges or cut them with pinking shears and clip the corners:
This is a simple and easy craft but it’s a little floppy. I want to make a ton for christmas gifts but I will use a lightweight interfacing next time to give it more shape. I’ll try to whip one up this weekend to show you how. Also, adding buttons or snaps or rick rack would be cute ways to embellish. Make one and send us a picture!
Thank you for the scone recipe! I made them this morning and am having a hard time stopping eating them!
Great project to use some of the origami (coveted) fabric! Grammie wants!
Thanks for sharing. I really needed to do something with my check book. I've linked your tute on my blog:
Great tute — does the hole need fray check? I want to make one of there 🙂
I made one!
I've been eying this for a while and finally made one – with some modifications.
I finally got around to making one! So fast and easy! I did add interfacing and the lining is a thicker fabric. The size is a little smaller than the tutorial because I cut some of the pieces wrong…I mean I thought this size would work better for me 🙂
This is so cute! I think I am going to make one for my order book 🙂 You have such great ideas.
Just finished mine & it came out great! Thanks!!
awesome! send us a pic!
Can you show more pictures of the “hole” in the lining as you are turning inside out?
Hi Cheryl- unfortunately since this post is a few years old, I don’t have any more info. I will make a note that it would be a good one to redo with more detail in that area. Thanks! Jacinda