How to sew a cover for your three ring binder. This is one of our
favorite easy sewing projects and can turn an ordinary binder into
something colorful and fun.
You will need: Three
2 types of coordinating fabric
or same material for front and back interfacing
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Lay your binder open and flat and measure the length and the
height. Now add 12 inches to the width measurement and 1 1/2
inches to the height.
Cut 2 rectangles from the same material or 2 coordinating
pieces of material.
Cut 2 8" x 5" rectangles from the same material or
coordinating material for pocket. Cut a 8"x5" piece from
Iron interfacing to one pocket. With right sides together of
pocket rectangles sew, leaving one top end open.
Turn right sides out and tuck open edge in.
Iron flat and topstitch top of pocket. Set aside.
Sew long rectangles with right sides together leaving a
hole for turning out.
Turn right side out and iron flat. Top stitch opening closed.
Lay sewn rectangle out and place binder on top. Turn edges in
and shut binder closed.
Place pocket in position and pin on front of book. Take binder
out. Sew pocket in place. If you want divided pockets sew down
the middle of pocket as well.
Place binder on top of the rectangle again and fold in edges.
Pin top edges in place.
Sew top and bottom of edges. Leave long side opening for