Fabric Binder Covers

I’ve participated in several exchanges/swaps over the internet, some for fiber postcards, some for skinny pages, some for technique pages.  And I like having the products of these exchanges close by for browsing through. I also like having them contained and protected, yet available.  Doesn’t that sound like two opposite sides of the same coin?

A while back when I made a three ring binder cover and used the Avery sheet protectors to fit inside and hold postcards, and I found a way to have both sides of that coin.

Binder-Covers-005both These are quick and simple.  Remembering covering your schoolbooks as a child (did I just age myself?)?   These are along the same principle.  They slip on and off and can be changed out to suit the seasons or your mood or the contents inside.

The lower one was my first one, and on that one I did turned facings which gave a smooth edge.  I also stitched down vellum paper, made a polymer face which I glued onto felt and a silk flower to frame.

Today I made the upper one.  I used a thread sculpture I had made a while ago that was waiting for the perfect project.  The cover today was quilted with an allover meander (done on my domestic, not the longarm), and I used the yarn edging I teach in my Alternative Edges class to finish it.

Binder-Covers-sculpture

I have one more of these to make, as soon as I get to the office supply store and pick up another small 3 ring binder and some more sheet protectors to fit inside it.

Oh, and I need to get a coffee table with a glass top and a shelf under it so I can display these and not disturb my orchids!

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