Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Updating My Checkbook Cover

I've seen several totally homemade checkbook covers out there and while I love them all to pieces, I really enjoy what I have now. Well, mostly.


Every crafter has to add their magic-ness to all that they touch. I pulled out my glue gun (what is a crafter without her guns?!!), some fabric, and my sewing machine.

Total Cost = $0 (leftovers, BABY!)


All I did is cut a strip a fabric (1-2 inches) 2x longer than the length of my checkbook.


Woe! Those look like two different colored fabrics (crazy lighting!).
Single-stitch down the center of the fabric.


Pull the top thread and bunch up your fabric.


I used two different fabrics and layered them. To adhere to my checkbook, I just used hot glue. Yep! You heard me. I glued it!


I didn't even burn myself.

Isn't it purdy?


Who needs a bedazzler when you've got ruffles?



Maybe I'll end up trimming the fabric down, but I'm really liking it as is for now.  And when I tire of the ruffles, I can just rip it off and do something else.


Chandeen @ Designed by Chance said...

I love that blue fabric. What a good idea. I'm having a giveaway. If you are interested stop over. I love that all your projects are from reused materials.

Kristi said...

Now that's just stinkin' adorable!!! CUTE!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. To answer your question about my laundry room shelves....they were from Home Depot. They are actually coated (like melamine kinda)...this makes them super easy to keep clean. They are with the organizational stuff...all the wire shelving and that stuff.

Have a crafty week!

Renegades said...

That is so cute and so able to be done.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Hmm, think I can't hubby to carry something that cute? Thanks so much to linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

Jennifer S. said...

Genius! So simple, I am on it! Love that there is very minimal sewing :)

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Looks great!! Lovin' the ruffles!

Laura @ live.laugh.photograph said...

oh i love the ruffles!! i NEED to get a sewing machine. I don't know how to sew... but I have got to learn!

Kimmie @ Sugar and Dots said...

I will be featuring this at What I Whipped Up Wednesday this week!

...with ♥, Amber said...

I would say you totally rocked this!