This pattern is a Copyright of Jana Nielson , Lola...again!!! 2008. It is intended for personal, non-commercial use. You may not make and sell items using this pattern. Thanks!!
Fabric 1 - Outside of Cover cut 1 @ 13 x 24, Inside Flaps cut 2 @ 10 x 13, Right Flap pocket cut 1 @ 5 x 13, inside of Snap Flap cut 1 @ 5 x 5.
Fabric 2- Pencil Pocket cut 1 @ 5x10, Contrast on Right Flap pocket cut 1 @ 3 x 13, Outside of Snap Flap cut 1 @ 5 x 5, Contrast on Outside cover cut 1 @ 10 x 15.
Fabric 3- accent for Right Flap pocket cut 1 @ 2 x 13, Pencil pocket accent 1 @ 2 x 10, accent for Snap Flap 1 @ 2 x 5, Accent for contrast on outside cover 2 @ 2.5 x 15 and 2 @ 2 x 13.
Random Lining fabric- Inside flaps lining cut 2 @ 10 x 13, Right flap lining cut 1@ 7 x 13, pencil pocket lining cut 1 @ 5 x 10, inside center facing cut 2 @ 2 x 8.
Step 3- Place pencil pocket on the bottom of one of the inside flap pieces and pin in place. Measure over 1.5" and draw a line (I just used pencil). From that line measure over 1 and 1/4" and mark a line. Repeat 2 more times.
Step 8- Press raw edge of accent piece under 1/2". Fold it onto pocket and top stitch it down. You can also add stitching along center-ish seam. Pin into place along edge of Inside Flap piece.
Step 9- Sandwich this piece with inside flap lining. Stitch edge opposite pocket at 1/2". Open, fold under, and press.
Step 11- Now both of the inside flaps are completed!!! Now it is on to the Outside contrast piece. Pin the longer accent pieces along long edges of contrast piece. Stitch, then press open. Top stitch along seamed edge.
Step 12- Pin short contrast pieces along short edges. Stitch, open, and press. Top stitch along these seams also. Fold raw edges, of short sides, under 1/2 " and press. Center completed contrast piece onto outside piece and pin in place. Top stitch folded accent pieces onto the Outside cover piece.
Step 17- Not pictured. Place accent piece along top of Outside Snap Flap. Stitch along top edge at 1/2". Press accent piece (raw edge) under 1/2" and top stitch it down . Now put inside and outside right sides together. Stitch around edges , leaving a 3 " opening at bottom.
Step 19- Center Snap flap onto one of the short ends of Outside Cover. Place it about 1 and 1/2 inches from raw edge. Stitch along edge .
Step 20- Flip snap flap back, and pin it out of the way!
Step 21- The ultimate sandwich....the end is near!!! Lay the Outside cover face up. Place Flap pocket piece (face down with raw edge on outside edge) on the end with the snap flap. Place pencil pocket flap ( face down with raw edge on outside edge). Pin in place. Take inside center facings and pin along center top and bottom. Stitch around entire sandwich at a scant 1/2".
Step 22- Turn it right side out and press all seams!!! Now you have to figure out where to put the other piece of your snap. Fold cover in half, matching short ends. Fold snap flap over and mark where the center of snap hits opposite side of cover. Put washer over mark, mark and cut the slits (only through the outside layer of fabric...not through inside flap). Poke posts of bottom of snap through the holes, place washer on the back and fold posts over.
You're DONE!!!! Stuff your binder into the cover. The fit is usually a little tight, but stuff it in anyway!!!