Looking for a quick and easy sewing project for all of those Holiday gifts? Well here is a great one. It takes about 20 minutes from start to finish and you can use your fabric scraps or buy some fat quarters to make up a few. I made up a templet to go by and if you are going to make more then one, I would suggest making a templet too.
Ruffled Checkbook Cover Tutorial
(Beginner project: takes about 20 minutes to make)
*Stabilizer (I like to use the iron on type)
*Cut two pieces of fabric & one piece of stabilizer 7 1/2″ X 7″.
*Cut two pieces of fabric 6″ X 7″. This piece is going to be folded in half to make the pockets.
*Cut on piece of fabric 3″ X 20″. This is going to be used to make the ruffle.
Iron stabilizer onto the wrong side of one of the 7 1/2″ X 7″ pieces of fabric.
Take the smaller pocket pieces and top stitch on the folded edge.
The 7″ X 7 1/2″ piece of fabric on the bottom, right side facing upwards.
Two of the pocket pieces on opposite ends (folded edges towards the middle).
the stabilized piece of fabric is on top, with right side facing down. You can see the ruffle is on the top side.
Mark a 1 1/2″ opening on the side for turning the fabric right sides out.
With a 1/4″ sew seam, sew around all the edges, leaving the 1 1/2″ opening.
Trim excess fabric and turn right side out through opening.
Iron and top stitch with a 1/4″ sew seam.
**Please feel free to use this tutorial for your personal sewing projects. You may link this to your blog and use any photo’s, just be kind and give credit where credit is due.
Any questions or comments please contact me. If you make one using this tutorial please send me an email or add it to my flickr group.