Outer fabric (at least 10 in. x 5 in.)
Scrap of lining fabric (at least 10 in by 5 in.) - I started with a larger piece and trip
Light to midweight iron-on interfacing (10 inch by 5 inch)
Thread to match outer and lining fabric
Step One: Cut Outer Fabric to size: 9 inches by 4.5 inches
Step Three: Layer the outer piece to lining piece, right sides together - this is important! You should see the interfacing. If not, you'll turn it, and you'll still see the interfacing later --(hmm.. wonder how I know that?)
As shown, I leave the lining fabric a little larger than the cut pieces, makes it easier to sew, you'll trim it after sewing.
Step 5: Trim edges of lining even with outer fabric, leaving 1/4 inch seam. Clip off corners, and turn (no photo of trimming step, but check out the turning action shot below!)
Step Six: Iron that sucker again, nice and flat
Step Seven: Check your thread - be sure to match it with the outer and lining fabric. Sew across short ends on outside. During this step, you'll be closing the little hole you left for turning.
Step Eight: Fold up each end to form the 2 pockets - approx. 1.5 inches wide, pin to hold in place
Step Nine: Sew along 2 longer sides on outside of fabric, creating pockets as you sew.
Here's what it looks like after sewing long sides:
Final step: more ironing - this is really important, as it puts the crease in the top, and finishes everything up!
Now, it's done - insert cards, and enjoy! Make them as gifts for all your friends this Christmas!
Please let me know if you're able to use this tutorial, and post pictures of your creations in my Flickr group.
p.s. - if you want to make a checkbook cover, you can follow the same steps above, just adjusting the sizes to fit your checkbook.
Links for Episode 17:
Dutchland Quilt Patch
Village of Dutch Delights
The Outhouse was a scream!
Sauder Fabrics & Bulk Food
681 S Muddy Creek Rd, Denver, PA
Fabric & Quilt Shack
3137 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird In Hand, PA
Adamstown – Antiques Capital, USA
Stoudtburg Village Shops
Second Street Thrift Store
2222 N Reading Rd, Denver, PA
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