Binder Cover

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.
binder cover sewing project

You will need:

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Binder Cover Tutorial Directions

  1. 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.

  2. Cut 2 rectangles from the same material or 2 coordinating pieces of material.

  3. Cut 2 8" x 5" rectangles from the same material or coordinating material for pocket. Cut a 8"x5" piece from interfacing.

  4. Iron interfacing to one pocket. With right sides together of pocket rectangles sew, leaving one top end open. 

  5. Turn right sides out and tuck open edge in. 

  6. Iron flat and topstitch top of pocket. Set aside.

  7. Sew long rectangles with right sides together leaving a hole for turning out.

  8. Turn right side out and iron flat. Top stitch opening closed.

  9. Lay sewn rectangle out and place binder on top. Turn edges in and shut binder closed.
    binder cover layed out
  10. 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.
    pinning pocket of binder cover

  11. Place binder on top of the rectangle again and fold in edges. Pin top edges in place.
    pin edges of binder cover

  12. Sew top and bottom of edges. Leave long side opening for inserting binder.
notebook binder cover

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