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Simple Checkbook Cover Tutorial

My daughter asked me to make her a checkbook cover so she didn’t have to use the plastic one (gasp!) from the bank – so of course I did!  It seemed a shame that someone like myself who can sew,  had been using a plastic one too!   (oh the horror) So I went on to make one for me and it didn’t stop there!  They are quick and easy to put together and great little gifts.  I thought you might enjoy the free tutorial.  So here you go…

sewing a checkbook cover pattern

BODY – Fabric A cut 2 – 7.25” x 7”

POCKETS – Fabric B cut 2 – 6.5” x 7”

Fusible Interfacing cut 1 – 6.5“ x 6.25”

checkbook cover tutorial

1) Fold pocket fabric in half matching long ends.

2) Sew 1/8” seam along fold edge.

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3) Center and fuse interfacing to the wrong side of one fabric A piece.

checkbook sewing tutorial pattern free

4)  Place pockets on ends of second fabric A piece (right side up) with folded edges in middle.

5)  Pin pockets in place.

6) Place interfacing/fabric A unit from step 3 on top of pocket unit.

7) Pin layers in place.

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8) With all layers together sew accurate 1/4” seam leaving opening to turn.

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9)  Sew 1/8” seam along outer edge enclosing opening.

10) Enjoy your new checkbook cover!

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Get the PDF Version of the Simple CHECKBOOK COVER PATTERN



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