My daughter turned 8 years old and we got her her own personal set of scriptures. Instead of the nice big all-in-one, she got the paperback two book set. And of course it needed a case…
I started searching for tutorials – and found this cute one over at Delia Creates – it’s actually a cover, not a case, but my daughter wanted a “case” so that’s what I call it…
Scripture Case Tutorial
Put those center panels right sides together with the interfacing on top.
Sew along that raw edge mentioned above (the right side of the picture below) also sew 5 1/2 inches over from that seam on the top and bottom, as shown in the picture below (in the picture below I sewed 6 inches but had to unpick about 1/2 inch). Then clip the corners.
When you turn it right-side out and try it on your scriptures, you should get this:
And if you have any extra lining cut it off…if you made the main fabric a little longer, you shouldn’t need to cut too much:
Other changes I made – – I added some interfacing into the strap where the handle is:
And I ran short on fabric and had 2 cuts for the strap instead of one – so I made the two seams right in the middle of the main fabric. That makes them end up on the underneath side of the case:
If you want to add piping, do that now to the main fabric. You will want to use a zipper foot on your sewing machine so you can get really close to the piping. Sew it with the raw edges lining up. Then sew on your elastic and a pencil holder if you want. You can see it all in the picture below:
On to assembly – – tuck the straps in and pin the lining on top of the main fabric. Right sides are together:
The middle flap makes it impossible to lay perfect on the edge, but you can get it pretty close:
Sew all the way around the edge, going slow and trying to keep close to the piping (still using the zipper foot), Leave an opening – – then you will turn the whole thing right-side out through the hole.
Slide your books in and then handstitch the small opening closed:
Doesn’t it look awesome?! (in part because of the awesome light box making a great photo, right?!?)
The back view – you can kind of see the strap seams:
An up close view of the middle flap, in case you need that visual:
She even has her name embroidered on one of the inside pockets (I wanted to put it on the outside, but she denied her name on it – so I snuck it on the inside and she ended up loving it):
I love that she loves her case!