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It's always nice to have a special, handmade gift ready and wrapped for giving on a moment's notice. This quick-to-make, embellished, multi-use Ultrasuede cover is a great way to use up treasured fabric scraps.
Note: The measurements given below are for a standard size cover.
Measure your checkbook to determine if you will need to make the cover larger or smaller. Make appropriate adjustments before cutting and remember to add seam allowances.
Cover - (one piece) 6-7/8" W x 7-3/4" L
Pockets - (two pieces) 6-7/8"W x 3-1/4" L
Embellishment Design - small pieces of Ultrasuede in contrasting colors
One sheet of Steam-A-Seam2® for edges and appliqués
Accuracy is important when cutting. For best results, use a rotary cutter and a cutting mat.
Before cutting the appliqué pieces, fuse Steam-A-Seam2 to the wrong side of each piece.
Cut pocket pieces with matching nap so that they will appear to be the same color when they are attached to the cover.
Cut geometric or free-form shapes for appliqué design similar to those shown in the drawing. Make sure that Steam-A-Seam2 completely covers the back of each piece.
Cut approximately 28" of 1/8" wide Steam-A-Seam2. This will be used to temporarily attach the pockets to the cover.
Fusing appliqué pieces to the cover
Remove protective paper from applique pieces
Place applique pieces on lower left edge of the cover. Experiment with the design. Before fusing, look at the design in a mirror and make adjustments for balance and color harmony.
Carefully cover the design with a press
cloth and gently fuse the design into place.
Note: Never put an iron directly on Ultrasuede without the protection of a press cloth.
Fusing pockets to cover
On wrong side of pocket pieces place a 1/8" wide strip of Steam-A-Seam2 along three outside edges as shown at the right. Note: Do not place fusible web on one lengthwise edge of each pocket.
Remove protective paper from fused strip
Position pocket pieces directly over the wrong side of the cover, marching the fusible web to the outside edges.
Cover pockets with a press cloth and fuse pocket pieces into place
Completing the cover
Using a mat and rotary cutter, trim cover precisely to final size needed
Machine stitch close to the edge around all outside edges as shown at the right
Insert calendar or checkbook into cover
Enjoy using or give proudly
Embellishment Explosion Pattern #39
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