Note: This is the first tutorial I ever wrote! I ended up making a new checkbook cover with the same tutorial, you can read about it here:
Since nearly everyone enjoys a “how-to”, we thought we’d start a D.I.Y. column with some easier projects you can make at home. For starters, we’ve chosen a scrappy checkbook cover. Even though using a checkbook is becoming less common, that doesn’t mean one should be stuck with the plastic cover that comes with the box of checks. Instead, use a few scraps of fabric, fusible interfacing, and muslin to create a cute cover for those seldom used checks.
You will need:
- Several scraps of fabric 71/4″ long to total 7 1/4″ x 14″ (we used 7 scraps 2 1/2″ x 7 1/4″)
- Muslin 7 1/4″ x 14″
- Fusible Interfacing (light to medium) 7 1/4″ x 14″
- Sewing Machine (you could hand sew, it would just be more work)
- Rotary cutter (scissors would also work, but are often less accurate)
- Rotary mat
Trim your scraps so they each measure 2 1/2″ x 7 1/4″ (since that is the size used in the photos, you can adjust if you use different sized scraps).