I spent some time sewing last weekend, and this was actually the first thing I made. (Sidenote: My sewing machine rocks. I love using it.)
I started out with this. My work planner.
It’s truly ugly. I’ve had it for a few years and at some point, the name plate fell off. I tried to put a new one on, but it wouldn’t stick. Then, the glue smeared all over. It’s really gross looking.
I looked for a new one, but couldn’t find one I liked. Plus – the prices are steep. So, I decided to make a cover to spruce it up.
I picked up a cute tablecloth on clearance at TJ Maxx months ago, and I decided to use this fabric for the cover.
It was really simple – just cut to size and sew up the bottom and top. It slips in like a book cover.
It’s definitely not perfect, but it’s a vast improvement.
I’m planning to make similar covers for a few notebooks and binders I have laying around. The best part – I can change it anytime I feel like it. It’s like having a superpower. You know… the superpower to change the look of my planner whenever I want.