Thursday, August 23, 2012

Finally out of a cast...

... and into a boot.

Doctors still won't let me put any weight on it for another two weeks.
No problem.
 I have learned to sew with my left foot, sew I am "good to go"...

I made this easy little checkbook cover for a friend.

Easy, easy, easy.
Just use the old plastic cover as a pattern, lay it out flat, trace it, and add your seam allowance.

Don't forget to make your pattern for the inside pockets to hold the checkbook and checkbook register.

I added iron on fleece to the outside cover before stitching her name to make it stiffer.
 I sewed three rows of stitches where the checkbook would fold to make it easier to fold and stay closed.

You can see here, it folds over and stays closed very nicely.

I didn't make an actual  tutorial on this little checkbook for two reasons..
1) - Most of you now carry a debit card instead of a checkbook.
2) - In my current condition, it's way too hard to sew and take pictures.

If you would like to make one and have any questions - just ask - I will be happy to answer.

Happy Thursday!


Debbie said...

I've heard of checkbooks...let me google it :) *LOL* (Now that I'm actually trusting online banking)

Polly said...

OHhh! I'm so glad you are out of the cast and will be on your feet soon! You must feel like you're finally out of prison, huh? You can get your foot wet now, too, so no more sponge baths!! I love the check book cover! Nice job!!
I stopped sewing with my right foot years ago when the knee lift came out!!

Laura Lane said...

Oh, I need a new checkbook cover! I hadn't thought about sewing one. What a terrific idea!


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