Checkbook cover | How About Orange

August 08, 2008

Checkbook cover

I just completed my first project in which I sewed ribbon onto something. Behold: a checkbook cover made with the new ribbon. Too bad my checkbook doesn't fit in it. That's right, you heard me. I used this nice tutorial, but clearly I didn't check closely enough to make sure I was doing it right. But on a happy note, I didn't say any bad words or smash anything, either.

33 comments:

Grandma G said...

Well, it's really cute, anyway! :-)

Mum

Katie said...

that is so funny! sounds like something I would do.

Better luck next time. Maybe you could use this one for coupons or something :)

katie

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

LOL! That's so funny! The ribbon is fantastic by the way. I really like how it turned out!

kasey said...

Aww, it came out really cute! :-D It's okay about the sizing, I've done stuff like that and I'm sure so has everyone else. Maybe you can give it to a little kid to use as a "wallet" or something.

Anyway, it's super cute. :) I'm sure if you ever wanted to make a bunch and sell them, they would do really well.

Bela said...

It's so pretty! Love your ribbons. Pity hardly anyone uses cheques here (in the UK) any longer, I would make one of those.

Judy said...

Who uses a checkbook these days? :)
I'm all in love with the Bambi Airstream. Have you ever been in one? They are sweet!!!!

nichole said...

Been there done that. I once measured and cut something three times, and it was STILL wrong. At that particular moment, I was a credit to my hair color stereotype (blond of course!).

Judy said...

Oops. I guess I should catch up on your blog b4 commenting. Wow though! Bisbee! I stayed at the Copper Queen in the 80s in July! And I still have my Spirograph from way back when b4 you were born.

I guess it's official, I'm retro.

love your ribbons!

violette said...

hi! it's the nicest checkbook ever! even though i don't use checks! :P

congratulations on your ribbons and on your latest sewing creation!

The Mommy said...

It's adorable!

Amy said...

Oh I love it! What a creative way to use your new ribbon.

c'est moi said...

How cute! (And thanks for even admitting to us that it doesn't fit...kind of reassuring for a novice here).

And I use checks ALL the time: my babysitters, housekeeper, therapist...oy vey!

Early Bird Special said...
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Early Bird Special said...

After posting my 1st comment, I found this link that would be perfect for your new ribbon!

http://www.jcarolinecreative.com/Merchant2/keyfobinstructions.html

Aww, yeah.

xoxo
Amy

Amy said...

Well, it is completely adorable... even if it doesn't fit! :-)

Cass said...

I love your new ribbon, fantastic

Luna Sánchez said...

jajajajaja.... I love it when those things happen. It's the mixture of frustration and realization that anyway, the project came out cute.. jeje yet completely different...

I LOVE the ribbon

KiWi said...

Now, wouldn't the piggy bank ribbon have been a more apt choice for a checkbook cover?:)

Jess said...

Um, yes. Duh. I was too blinded by my love of the campers to see that!!

M. said...

this is so cute! i just saw that ribbon on another blog, now if only i could remember where. i have been meaning to make on of these for the longest time. as it stands right now, my poor checkbook is naked :P

FancyPants-design said...

Oh so cute!! See you did find a use for those adorable ribbons!! :) I love them!

Cicada Studio said...

I love your new ribbons! What a neat project to do.

iHanna said...

All of your ribbon designs are so cute and so is this little project. Just cut your check book in half - is should fit then! ;-)

iris said...

It could possibly work as a small change purse, it's a bit too cute to not be used.

the creatist said...

it's adorable! :)

by the way, i tried ordering your ribbons, esp. the cupcakes ones..but they don't ship to India! :(

Jess said...

Creatist, actually I haven't designed any cupcake ribbons—you're probably talking about Kathleen Rietz's ribbon. But I do happen to know that if you'd like to have something from Caroline's shop, just send her an email and she'll try to accommodate your request. Like shipping to India. (She's on vacation for a week, though, so you might wait a bit.)

s a n s k u :) said...

Cute! Too bad about the size. Maybe a notebook would fit in it or something.

Anna Depew said...

I think your blog is great!
I did a small shout-out to your designs on my blog so that my friends could all go buy your fabric!

FancyPants-design said...

Hi!! I am sure you have already received this before..just in case I gave you a weblog award..go to my blog!! I LOVE your blog!! :)

Start To Finish Supplies said...

Ohh, great tutorial. Thanks for the link!!

please sir said...

AHHH - I LOVE THE RIBBON!

the creatist said...

ohh ok :P sorry.. will mail her soon...:) thank you

Baba said...

Good going. Another nice ribbon project.

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