04 January 2011

Fab Fabric Binder Cover

I'm silly.  I'm contemplating investing in a cheapo sewing machine just so I can make this project!  I organize recipes, torn magazine articles, and even entire magazines in binders for easy reference and inspiration.  Theres something so relaxing about doting over old Domino or Real Simple magazines, picking up little tips and goodies I didn't notice the first 500 times or have forgotten with time =)  I love it.

The binders, despite any attempt at primping, are butt ugly.  This gorgeous fabric cover would be just the thing to spruce up my growing collection of inspiration binders.


You can find the detailed, step-by-step tutorial here via Lola again

There's no way I can afford a sewing machine right now, let alone operate the thing!  But I know most of you are sewing goddesses so someone please make this so I can live vicariously thorough you! ...and If you wanted to make me one too while you're at it... well that would just make my day/week/year!  I bet Nichelle from Vintage Wannabee could make one! =) hint hint

Update: Simply Suzanna made a gorgeous binder with fabric tape and glue! 

Where do you keep your inspiration?  
On a board? On your blog? 
Tucked under your bed... (Yeah I don't know about that one!)

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43 comments:

  1. I can't sew but that wouldn't stop me from trying to glue gun this project together!

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  2. I wish I could sew because that is CUTE!! it makes the binder looks so much better!

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  3. Leslie- Me too! I can't even sew a button though!

    Danielle - DOOO IT!!!!!!!!

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  4. I'm not the best seamstres, but I am going to have to do this. I was actually going to modge podge mine, this is way cuter!

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  5. What a great idea! I love this fabric

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  6. Hm can you make a version of this with fabric glue? I'm sure there's some sort of no-sew hack!

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  7. Those plastic binders are ugly looking, aren't they? I am a binder girl all the way for my magazine clippings and everything else. I fabric glued a cover for mine!! :) check it out: http://simplysuzanna.blogspot.com/2010/10/fabric-covered-binder.html

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  8. Hmmm... glue could work! That is, if I don't glue my hand to the binder ;)

    hehe

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  9. I don't remember how I found you. :) thanks for re-posting my binder!

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  10. I keep my inspiration in my head! I always say that I'm going to organize magazine clippings in binder but that never happens. Instead I stuff them in drawers.

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  11. Oh I love it! I have all of my recipes in an ugly purple binder that I try and hide away so no one will see it. I wish I had something cute like that for it.

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  12. This awesome! All my binders are so ugly. And trust me, if you bought a sewing machine you'd use it for WAY more than this binder. They are so awesome to have :)

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  13. Well well well. I was just brainstorming ways to cover my inspiration binders. I think I've figured out an easy no-sew version instead. This seems like a lot of work just to cover a binder...but then again, the result is gorgeous.

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  14. Face it, you need a sewing machine anyway! This is a cute project, I may have to drag out the Singer and give it a whirl!

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  15. I want to learn how to sew SO bad. I am scared of sewing machines and want to get over that!

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  16. Love the binder idea, I should try this for school. Nice to meet you too! =) && you should get back to painting! (:

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  17. I tried to learn to sew...I wasn't very successful! I now leave the crafts to people who are...crafty. Which I am NOT!

    This is so pretty! And aren't Real Simple's tricks and tips the best? I love that magazine.

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  18. such a fun idea! i'm so bad about keeping recipes/mag clippings. they just end up being shoved into a folder and it's impossible to find things. perhaps the cuteness of a binder would inspire me to get organized!

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  19. Love this idea! I am a binder freak, so I love the option to personalize them to fit with decor!

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  20. Great idea, and very do-able without sewing! Thank you!

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  21. What a cute idea! I am just not that creative - I would never think of something like this! It seems like I do everything electronically these days, so I've definitely been moving away from using binders, etc. But, I think this is a super cute idea!

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  22. What a cute idea! I wish I was creative enough to actually complete such a task.

    Check out Runway Rundown
    www.runwayrundown.com
    xoxo

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  23. Definitely my board, but also now my blog! The binder is a great idea too. I just don't think I'm artistic enough to start one!

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  24. I think it's cute too...and very unique! My daughter is always looking for a binder that looks more unique so that's a good thing. Great job!

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  25. I love the idea!! Well, maybe a friend has a sewing machine or something? Great great idea hon <3

    Stop by my blog if you find the time - comments&followers much appreciated <3

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  26. I'm back :), because ... I gave you the stylish blogger award over at A Home in the Making! Click over to see it and the instructions to pass it along. I really enjoy your blog and look forward to continued reading! :)

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  27. aaa those two binders are soo cute. Maybe I'll try to make it as soon as I have time.
    Anyway, I like your blog, so you have a new follower now :)

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  28. I love the colors on this! xo

    www.sceneofchangery.blogspot.com

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  29. Love this idea...I don't own a sewing machine...and I'm not so crafty, but I do have an eye for what's trendy and fun!

    I hope someone makes you lots of fancy binder covers :)

    ~Lisa

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  30. This makes me want to learn how to sew! I love it :)

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  31. Ah, those binder covers are so cute! I want one!! I keep my inspiration in a lot of places--most recently all nicely organized on my inspiration board!

    But before that I used a heck of a lot of post-outs and magazine clippings. Although, I can say that none of them were under my bed. ;)

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  32. super cute idea! wish i could help, but have no clue how to sew!! :)

    www.creativeindexblog.blogspot.com

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  33. I am not a creative person at all but if given step by step instruction, I can manage simple stuff. I want to do something like this. I love your work such beautiful designs!

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  34. Oh my gosh! This is such a brilliant idea. I so need to make this! We are so blog BFF's!

    xo

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  35. So pretty!!!! Great idea!!! I'd love to buy a sewing machine too.... I love the Centsational Girl "easy sew" tutorials!

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  36. Oh my gosh! This is such a brilliant idea. I so need to make this! We are so blog BFF's!

    xo

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  37. This makes me want to learn how to sew! I love it :)

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  38. I love the colors on this! xo

    www.sceneofchangery.blogspot.com

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  39. aaa those two binders are soo cute. Maybe I'll try to make it as soon as I have time.
    Anyway, I like your blog, so you have a new follower now :)

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  40. What a cute idea! I wish I was creative enough to actually complete such a task.

    Check out Runway Rundown
    www.runwayrundown.com
    xoxo

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  41. The fabric is tacky

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  42. I'm Jenny from the blog, Planner Perfect, and absolutely love this! Thank you for the tutorials:)
    The Planner Perfect, planner is a very inspirational planner that will have every woman organized!

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