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Quick and Easy Planner Case Tutorial

Planner Case
While I love my SewAnna Button Designs Fabric Cover for my planner sometimes I just don’t want the bulk or I need something slimmer for in my bag. Being a mommy of (almost) 3 I usually end up with everything under the sun in my bag. Its not practical to just throw it in my bag and go. Solution is this, an Accordion file folder wrap cover.



Accordion folder you don’t mine cutting up.


1/8″ Hole Punch



Planner or Planner covers



  1. Remove the guts from the inside of the folder. you can throw this away or you can use it to make pockets in the inside of the cover if you’d like. (another tutorial for another time)
  2. Lay it as flat as you can and Trace the front cover to the non Flap section on the file. Trace the back cover from about the second crease line down from the flap. Trace the hole marks too!
  3. Cut out the covers and punch your holes. After that is done cut the slits to make the cover interchangeable.
  4. Measure 1.25″ over from the holes and about 3/4″ from top and bottom on the front cover. These are your elastic holes, punch them just like you did the others. Snag elastic from the folder waste and thread it in the holes.
  5. Put it on your planner and Enjoy!
  6. Optional: Dress it up with a monogram or Vinyl decal and Share on IG tagging @SewAnnaButton (thats Me!)


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Project galore.

This week was a work week. I have been designing away on a few new designs. One of which is not quite finished yet. The finished one is a new toddler backpack.  It’s smaller in size to fit perfectly on their little backs.  It will hold necessities easily and has velcro closures for toddler ease of access.

The unfinished is a revision of my former Sooki dress.  Grading up patterns tend to take some time and testing to perfect. I do have a small peak.

The final new project I’ve been working on is with Bones. We have been designing a custom ring wrap for my engagement ring. Since its been 4 years is time I get an actual wedding band.  Pictured is my prototype. This was before final changes and metal casting.

Break Time Over!!

I’m Back…. I’ve taken a much need hiatus to be able to enjoy Venom. I feel human again and I’m slowly getting back in to a routine. Venom is pretty much on a schedule now so that helps me. She’s growing more and more each day. I’m constantly amazed by the thing she does daily. I’ve got several new things that I’m hoping to get pictures of and listed in the coming week so stay tuned…

Baby Crafty Goodness

I’ve noticed a lack of craft/sewing related posts happening lately. I’m trying very hard to fix that, starting with this post. While the Holidays have taken me away from my sewing machine, I’ve been working on more portable things, I.E. Crocheting baby hats. I’ve made 3 so far. They have been extremely simple. Each one has taken under 2 hours to make. The black and the green one used the Basic Baby Beanie from the blog Inner Child Crochet
The Pink one, I designed the pattern myself after seeing several baby pictures with a similar style of hat. The pattern and a tutorial will be posted for Tutorial Thursday, so check back for that.

What I’ve Been Working On- Venom’s Spider quilt

Materials for the quilt.

 Prep work has begun on Little Venom’s quilt and boy do I feel a little overwhelmed. The quilt consist of 12, 12in by 12in blocks. Sounds easy enough doesn’t it? Kinda not really. Each White block has to be cut in to 4 triangles that become the guide for the “webbing” strips. So that means I would need… ( Opening calulator…. Math while not feeling well is going to happen.) 48 triangles. Those then all have to be marked so the webbing is attached evenly…. Can you see how one may be slightly overwhelmed. But alas I have finished the prepping and now its just on to cutting and sewing strips.

See Lovely stack of prepped white triangles and webbing strips

 Now on to the webs.
So far I’ve only been sewing a little at a time but I did sit down and start cranking them out. Thankfully they go together very quickly. I can get a block made in about 30 mins or so.

Me Monday: 23 week Venom Update WITH Pic!!!

How far along are you? 23 weeks 
How big is baby? According to The Bump, Venom is the size of a papaya!
Baby’s little face is fully formed…minus the baby fat, of course. The next task at hand for baby: sprouting two teeny-tiny nipples!
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Maternity clothes? I refuse to wear them so Nope.
Weight – Loss or Gain? Gain
Stretch marks? None thanks to all of the lotion I’m putting on
Sleep: Non existent, I wish I was getting more
Best moment this week: Venom playing tag your it with his/her Poppa
Any Movement?: Tons and I’m loving it all
Food Cravings?  The occasional sweets or super saltly fries.
Food Aversions?: Nope
Belly Button in or out? Starting to pop out. Theres not much there anymore.
What do you miss: Sleeping on my tummy
What are you looking forward to: March, so I can meet my little guy or gal.
What was the BEST part of this week? Being one week closer to March
What was the WORST part of this week? Back pain, Its getting worse.
Weekly Wisdom: Lavender Bubble bath is amazing. It helps make me sleepy on my restless nights.
Milestones: Venom had the hiccups and is moving around so much more
I’m only doing updates sporadically because I dont want to bore you with to much baby related things. I did purchase the supplies for the cribset, but I plan on making that a separate post.

Tute Thursday- Tutu Wreath Tutorial

Tute Thursday
Tutu Wreath Tutorial

Hey everyone! How’s your week going?? I can’t believe its almost over, but its completely fine with me that  it has. I have like a week and a half left until my next Ultrasound, and its the big ultrasound. Hopefully Venom decides to show the goods. Today’s post is a Tutorial for the wreath I made for the nursery. Its easily adaptable for any reason or occasion.

Wreath form (I used a wooden one but you can use any type you want. I found this at the dollar tree for only $1 and its a 13″ wreath)
Tulle (tulle by the Spool works best but you can use yardage as well. Just make sure you have extra on hand.)
Embellishments ( I used Halloween garland and a Glitter Spider wall hanging from Target.)


1. Cut tulle. I used 6″ tulle by the spool that I cut down the middle at first, I ran out so then I used tulle by the yard cut 3″ wide. I cut mine to 13″ lengths but ended up cutting the ends down a bit because I though it was to long.

2.Wrap wreath form with ribbon. Unless you want to use 2 or 3 pieces of tulle at a time, this helps cover the form so you wont see it through the tulle.

3. Time to start tying the tulle on. I used a square knot (a regular knot) abut didnt tighten the tulle around the form completely, I left a tad bit of slack so I could move the pieces I needed too. Make it as full as you want it.

4. Add ribbon hanger.AND trim the tulle you desired length

5. Add embellishments. I just wrapped the garland around the wreath loosely so it would be visible in the tulle. you could stop there and add a bow but I wanted something a little more sparkly…. so I add the glittery spider by dropping its ribbon around the ribbon hanger on the wreath and pining it in place. I plan on hand stitching it in place later after I get Mr. Sailor’s opinion.

6. Hang and Enjoy. Venom’s is going packed away until we move in 2 weeks. Expect Nursery post a plenty after then.

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