This is a tutorial for the 3 inch square Post-It Notes.
Stiff fusible measuring 3 ½ inches by 8 inches.
Outside fabric measuring 4 inches by 8 ½ inches.
Inside fabric measuring 4 inches by 8 ½ inches.
Pocket fabric measuring at 3 inches by 4 inches.
Use the 3 inch Post-It to mark where it will sit on the stiff fusible by drawing lines at each end of the Post-it. Then turn the Post-it and mark the thickness for each end. Press and fold on the lines. There should be four lines. I used blue ink so you could see the lines, you may wish to use a lighter color.
Mark the inside fabric as you did the stiff fusible. Use the Post-It to mark where it will sit and mark it the way you did the stiff fusible. Fold on the lines. Use a marking pen or marking chalk that will disappear easily.
Here is the fabric that will make the inside pocket to hold the Post-It. I wrote the 3 inches and direction arrows in ink for the tutorial. Don’t do this or you may see the ink marks after the cover is finished.
Mark a ¼ inch mark at the top of the pocket liner.
Fold to the wrong side of the fabric and press. Sew in place.
Place the pocket across the bottom line of where the Post-It will sit. Put the fabric right sides together and have the pocket facing downward. You will fold it up to create the pocket. Sew in place 1/8 to ¼ of an inch from the bottom edge of the pocket piece. (Hope that didn’t sound confusing. Perhaps the photo will clear it up.)
After sewing, fold up so the right side is facing up. Press. Next, you will align this up on the stiff fusible.
Secure the inside piece onto the stiff fusible per instructions. I fold like I am wrapping a present.
I use bamboo skewers to hold the fabric near the hot iron to prevent burning my fingers.
After the inside fabric is attached to the stiff fusible, the pocket piece will still be loose. I glue baste the pocket into place. You can pin it or secure it any way that you wish.
Place the outside piece onto the fusible and secure per the directions of the fusible. Ensure that the edges are folded under to create a finished edge. Sew 1/8 to ¼ of an inch from the edge on all sides to secure the top and bottom fabric pieces, including the pocket.
The first one that I made, I made a mistake and had to trim the back flap of the Post-It pad to make it fit the cover. The others were fine.
Slip the pad in place and you have a Post-It cover. The one above closes with Velcro. I didn’t take photos of this, but I did of a later one.
I have included some alternative ideas in the following photos.
For one, I used a piece of lace to keep the pad in place. I didn’t sew a pocket, but secured the lace in the same spot the pocket would have been. This is the image from the back before the top is in place.
Here is how it looks from the other side. A ribbon, eyelet, or other straight piece of fabric could also work to hold the pad in place.
Here is the pad sitting in the lace. I gave this to my friend.
Instead of Velcro, I used a small hair tie and button to close this cover.
I used chalk to mark the thickness of the pad.
Instead of just folding, I sewed along the fold lines. You may like this result better than just folding.
Here is an image of the Velcro. I placed it about ½ inch from the fold lines on the inside. Then I added the other Velcro on the other end on the outside. That way, when it folded, the Velcro strips lined up and could be pressed closed.
Now, you have a Post-It pad cover. These can be made for any occasion depending on the fabric used.
You can make these as party favors or thank yous. If you use white or a cream satin, it can be used as gifts for bridesmaids. If you use baby themed fabric, they can be used for a mother-to-be or as thank yous for a baby shower. With a little embellishment or embroidery, these can be made for Mother’s or Father’s Day.
Think of other holidays, heart fabric can me these cute ideas for Valentine’s Day. Christmas Fabric can make these cute stocking stuffers.