Wednesday, August 31, 2011

let's sew wednesday?

hello and welcome! i'm trying something here, let's sew wednesday's. every wednesday i'll show you something fabric related, something i made, or something i enjoy. we'll see how this goes! for today's show and tell project is a check book cover for my mom. i swear she is the only person in the world who writes checks for EVERTHING. she has a debt card that i do believe she has only used once and that was from pressure from me.

she's been asking for one for a while now, she even tried to find a pattern. i found a couple on the internet, but i wanted simple and easy. i measure out the sad blue cover they give you with your checks and added about 1/4 of an inch and cut out 2 pieces of the main colored fabric and a piece of interfacing (about an 1/8 of inch smaller). i sandwhich those together, then for the inside i cut out 2 pieces of corridnating fabric 3in by the width of the main fabric (which i believe was 6 3/4in?). i hemmed the top part of the inside fabric and placed one on each end and sewed them together (see top photo). i then cut a strip of fabric 1 1/2in wide for a binding and sewed that on! i had some issues sewing the binding on, so don't look to closely at my stitches :). enjoy! lisa


Sara a.k.a. Eternal Princess Ryan said...

Lisa... This is awesome! You are definitely having broad range of crafty fun! Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Kristina said...

This is so FAB!! AWESOME!