DIY Checkbook cover tutorial

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Who really writes that many checks anymore? I still have to carry my checkbook for that whopping one time a month I have to write a check to preschool. Of course I don’t remember until we get there and oh crap! Well good thing I carry my checks in my super cute checkbook cover! HAHA!   First things first. Choose your super cute fabric. Then cut 1 exterior, 1 lining and 1 craftfuse of 7.5×7.75inches, cut 4 pocket pieces and 2 craftfuse of 3.75X7.75inches. Fuse your craftfuse to the wrong sides your exterior and 2 of the pocket pieces.

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Begin by sewing 1 interfaced pocket piece to a non-interfaced pocket piece right sides together with a .25inch seam allowance along one long side.

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Flip right sides out so the wrong sides are together and top stitch along the seam you just made.

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Repeat with the remaining pocket pieces. Next place the pockets on top of the lining, matching raw edges and machine baste with a 1/8 inch seam around the 3 raw edges.

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Now place on top of your exterior piece right sides together. Sew with a .25inch seam leaving about a 4inch hole for turning along one side.

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Clip corners, turn right side out, press well and top stitch around all 4 sides closing your turn hole.

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Now slide your checks and register in so you are prepared for your once a month check.

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Of course I’ll always accept payment in the fabric variety. Hehe!

 

Happy sewing!
Erin

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