Do you have a little friend that loves to carry a bag with them but needs a little organization? Maybe they have to keep up with school papers or artwork. A plain three ring binder can turn into the most beautiful transportable cover that anyone would be proud to take with them.
The binder cover can also be personalized with their name to make it more special. Pencils, pens, colors, erasers won't be a problem to keep up with if you include a pencil case. Our little pencil bag is convertible so that when it is not clasped neatly in the binder hardware, it can be worn like a cross body purse.
The binder cover has so many pockets that there will be a place for everything. The front area has a larger pocket to slip paper into and two smaller divided pockets with Velcro Closures. The entire back area has a large pocket with a Velcro Closure as well as a smaller pocket for more papers.
Look how neatly the Pencil Purse fits into the Binder Cover. If need be, it can be removed and utilized by itself! This would be great if your child needed to carry lunch money to the cafeteria; or maybe medication to the school nurse.
We even made a matching key ring from the fabric remnants so our little friend has a matching set.
There are three patterns for download below. Each project is outlined and the fabric quantities listed on the Binder Cover will allow you to complete all of them. The binder used has a one inch thickness. It would not be very difficult to alter the pattern to accommodate a larger binder as all of the cuts are rectangles.
We hope you have enjoyed this post, pass on what you have learned and are generous with what you make. Someone will appreciate your hard work!
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