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Chilan
« on: May 18, 2008 10:16:53 AM »

Hello all!

I recently needed a portfolio case, and I just could not bring myself to buy one of those vinyl ones that everyone else has, or pay big bucks for some nicer one, so I decided to take a chance and make my own.  I basically made a cover for a 3 ring binder....


Cover

Open inside shot

Close up of inside front cover

Now some detail information...  The covers are batted with quilt batting glued to the cover...  the fabric for the outside, the plaid, is some upholstery canvas I found at Joanns, the lining is this pinstriped fabric that has a slight shine...  The top left pocket can hold business cards, the pen holder has a pleat at the bottom....  Yeah!  That's all.  What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2008 10:45:04 AM »

I like this neat look. Good thinking. You carry it almost all the time, so it's nice to have something personalized. Good work!  Smiley
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craftycooky
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2008 10:52:47 AM »

I would love something like this,
I am so unorganized and i don't use store bought cause they are ugly
so that is so pretty
i love the outer fabric
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Chilan
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2008 01:49:13 PM »

Thank you very much!

It was a lot of fun to make, and I already have ideas for others!  For example, a waterproof one for all of the recipes that I print off online...  Smiley
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JLMS
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2008 06:22:55 PM »

I think your idea is wonderful.  I like the pockets on the inside, the padded cover,  and the ties, too. Very nce.
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YukinaKipling
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2008 11:23:01 PM »

super cute. now your binder's in style
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2008 09:33:29 AM »

Thats really nice!  I could never use something like that though.  I end up doodling and such on my plastic folders.   Grin
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« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2008 09:36:43 AM »

This is great!  I really like the idea for the business card holder.
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Chilan
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2008 10:11:34 AM »

Thank you very much! 

I tend to have an obsession with functionality as design, so the pockets were just absolutely necessary.  Tongue
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