Tuesday, April 4, 2017

DIY Scripture Cover Tutorial


Today I'm putting away the saws and drills and getting out the serger and sewing machine for this simple scripture cover project.

My daughter was baptized recently, and we always give our children a full set of scriptures on their baptism day. I procrastinated too long and didn't have time to have a case shipped here to Hawaii, so I decided to make my own.

I have a confession. I got this serger for Mother's Day 2 YEARS ago, and I haven't used it once... I'm so embarrassed. I just didn't want to go through the hassle of setting it up, and I know how intimidating they can be. I really wish I would have just done it sooner. The instructions on these things are so straight-forward. They've really made it fool-proof even for goofs like me who have had zero instruction with sewing. I just love the clean edges of a serged piece. This one is about the closest I could find on Amazon now.

I used a tutorial by Life with My Littles. She had a larger set of scriptures, but I just customized the tutorial to the size of my own. This could really be done with any book or journal. Very easy to adapt.

I measured out my own scriptures and cut my main piece. I decided not to do the Velcro option, so my small piece was just kind of a guess.

I really wanted to play with my serger, and as I mentioned, I love the finished look of serged edges.

Then I just followed Chelsea's tutorial (linked above) to sew it together. I opted to not do the Velcro since it can be kind of noisy/disruptive in church. And I wanted to add some bling!

I opened my button hoard supply box and found this cute jeweled one. I just sewed a 1/4" wide elastic to my strap, and I think it turned out really cute.

My daughter was really excited about it, so I'm happy. :)

It's not perfect (mostly because I get impatient toward the end of a project and start to go too fast!). But it works and is cute, so I'm calling it a win!

Not too bad for being thrown together in less than a couple hours while the kids are in school!

Hope you enjoyed this project. It felt good to be sewing again. I think I need to do it more often. ;)


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