Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Binder cover

Last night Kirsten called me to let me know that she needed a new binder for Health class. Naturally, I was almost home when she called (we don't live in town.)

As I was driving I was trying to figure out how to make things work without having to turn around and go back into town and I remembered that Addison had thrown a binder away the night before.

I told Kirsten to go dig in the trash and see if she could find it. She did and she did. She was complaining that it was all torn up and she couldn't use it (duh, that's why Addison had thrown it away.) Anyway, I told her that when I got home I would just make a cover for it and then she would still be able to use it.

So, I went out to my 'studio' and dug out some fabrics and got to work. I had no pattern to go by, just a general idea of what I was trying to accomplish.

Here's what we wound up with:

I knew right away that I wanted to use the green fabric with the vegetables on it since it was for Health class. Kirsten thought that was a cool idea too. I didn't have enough of the green fabric so I had to do the insides in something else. Addison was 'helping' me and chose the blue fabric that I used. (She was really out there with me because since I was going to be doing something 'cool' to the binder she wanted it back. lol)

Anyway, the blue goes all the way down on the inside of the binder and the green on the inside is pockets. I also glued some batting to the outside of the binder to make the look a little smoother since it was in pretty rough shape.

I'm still trying to decide what to do on the front of it to decorate it up a little. I'm thinking maybe just 2 or 3 yo-yo flowers or something like that. Just a little something extra, you know?

Anyway, the only thing I would have liked to have done differently is on the inside. I wish that I had had enough material to come all the way over to the rings. I'm still trying to think of something to do to get that part covered up. Kirsten is happy with it just like it is, but I just can't let go. It's just not done enough. lol

Of course, the other two girls have been trying to decide what fabrics they want me to use to make binder covers for them. They've already been talking about how they'll be the only kids in school with such awesome binders. lol Addison is already trying to decide how much her friends should have to pay if they want me to make one for them too. They are certainly my biggest fans. Gotta' love it!!!

1 comment:

Beth @ Sand To Pearl said...

Deciding on how much her friends should pay? Awesome!