- Fabric Scraps
- Sewing Machine
- Alphabet Stamps & Ink (optional)
- Scrap paper
- Iron and Ironing board.
- Trace your planner onto a piece of scrap paper, I recommend doing this while the planner is closed, tracing one side and then flipping it over and tracing the other, leaving space where the spine is.
- Copy the diagram below to create your trace into a pattern.
- Cut out one piece of the full pattern in fabric, making sure to trace the marking where the elastic strap will go through (if this applies to your planner). Note: you see in my pictures there is a seam across the front, I used multiple scrap pieces to have a big enough piece for my planner, this is not part of the pattern.
- Cut out two pieces of the inside sleeve pattern
- On your cover piece of fabric, sew a scrap of muslin or plain white fabric on the front side (this was completely eye-balled for me, use your judgement based on your desired phrase), if desired you can stamp your phrase first, but I chose to do mine after.
- Stamp (or write in marker) a fun/uplifting phrase onto this scrap of fabric.
- On the back side of the cover piece, follow your markings to make a very large button hole with your sewing machine to allow the elastic strap to come through. (if this applies to your planner) There is a pretty good tutorial on buttonholes here if you aren’t sure about them. This is a great trial project if you’re a button hole newbie!
- On the inside edge of each of your sleeve pieces, fold back the 1/4″ seam allowance and edge stitch down.
- With right sides facing, sew each of the inside sleeve pieces to the outer cover piece.
- Trim down seam allowance at corners.
- Flip right-side out and iron. (This will also heat-set your lettering)
- Edge stitch the remaining seam allowance of the outer cover to the inside. (In the middle where the inside sleeves do not reach).
- Slip onto your planner and enjoy!!!
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