Saturday, 27 May 2017

Custom Office Accessory Set

I received a message on Etsy last week from a customer who was interested in a custom notebook cover. Then the order became a notebook cover and slouch bag. Then a binder cover and pencil case were added. (I made the pencil case for free.) And finally a document sleeve was added. I was happy to make all of these.

I had a pattern for the slouch bag,from Virginia Lindsey's book {affiliate link} "Sewing to Sell A Beginner's Guide to Starting a Craft Business" and a tutorial for the notebook cover from the now extinct blog "What the Bobbin" . The rest was designed by me. 

Note: If you have the Quilter's Planner Cover tutorial it's the same tutorial to make the notebook cover just different measurements so you can use that and adapt to your notebook if you want to make one.

My business guru Danielle says custom orders can challenge you to do some of your best work and come up with innovative ideas and I must say she is so right! I am so thankful this order came my way both for the creative push and because it helped feed my kids this week.



Three ring binder cover, zippy notebook cover and pencil case. My customer's theme is white, pink and gold. I added in the cream because the gold on the "Priory Square" roses fabric is a perfect metallic.


Slouch bag from the book: "Sewing to Sell A Beginner's Guide to Starting a Craft Business"(affiliate link)


Three ring binder cover designed and made by Anita LaHay of Daydreams of Quilts.


The inside flaps of the binder have two pockets each plus a business card pocket.


Zippy notebook cover using Amanda from What the Bobbin's tutorial.


Interior flap pocket and business card pocket.


Custom made document sleeve designed and made by Anita of Daydreams of Quilts.


I put a pocket on the inside flap that has two pen slots and a sticky notes pocket.


So that was a fun challenge for me! I am now offering these products individually and as a set on Etsy.

2 comments:

  1. How wonderful to be asked to make such lovely order. The buyer must be thrilled with them. x

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  2. I sometimes have an inward groan when a custom order comes my way but you are right such orders do give opportunities to try out new skills as well as making the books balance! I hope your customer was thrilled with the lovely set you made for her 😊

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