DIY Planner Cover

I just love my 2020 Quilter’s Planner!  I wanted to make a cover for it, but the patterns I found did not give me all the customizations that I wanted for my own planner cover.  It was important to have a flap with some sort of closure, an interior zipper pocket and also a spot for my small notebooks.  I decided I needed to go ahead and make my own DIY planner cover and that is just what I did!  Keep reading to learn more about my DIY Planner Cover and how you can make one for yourself!

Make your own Quilter's Planner! This pattern has a zippered pocket and a Notebook sleeve! Choose your own closure too! Watch my free video tutorial and sew your own Planner Cover #PlannerCover #QuiltersPlannerCover #SewingTutorial #DIYPlannerCover #SewingPattern #VideoTutorial

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planner cover Pattern

I drafted and published my own Planner Cover Pattern.  This design is perfect for my 2020 Quilter’s Planner and can be used with many different types of closures.

Magnetic Snap Closure

For one of my Planner Covers, I decided to use a magnetic snap.  These are super simple to install and the hardware comes in a variety of finishes (Gunmetal, Antique Bronze, Gold & Nickel).  I thought that the gunmetal finish looked best for the fabric that I was using for my Planner Cover.  I used a small piece of Peltex to stabilize the washer.  Be sure to watch my video below for visual instructions!

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Inset Zipper Pocket

I love having a pencil, pens, markers, and colored pencils handy for my DIY Planner Cover.  I decided to create an interior inset zipper (or welted zipper pocket) for the left interior sleeve.  I used a #5 zipper (which has a wider tape).  I get all my zippers from my favorite online shop.  She has a great selection and super quick shipping!  I used a coordinating fabric for the interior of the zipper pocket.  I just love all the little details (even the custom sewn-in woven labels)!

Make your own Quilter's Planner! This pattern has a zippered pocket and a Notebook sleeve! Choose your own closure too! Watch my free video tutorial and sew your own Planner Cover #PlannerCover #QuiltersPlannerCover #SewingTutorial #DIYPlannerCover #SewingPattern #VideoTutorial Make your own Quilter's Planner! This pattern has a zippered pocket and a Notebook sleeve! Choose your own closure too! Watch my free video tutorial and sew your own Planner Cover #PlannerCover #QuiltersPlannerCover #SewingTutorial #DIYPlannerCover #SewingPattern #VideoTutorial

Notebook pocket

I am a notetaker and a list maker!  I love to jot down notes and keep track of my lists while I’m working with my planner.  I use these little note pads all the time and wanted to incorporate a small pocket on the opposite interior sleeve to accommodate these notepads.  I used the same method as the inset zipper, just omitted the zipper.  Super simple!

Make your own Quilter's Planner! This pattern has a zippered pocket and a Notebook sleeve! Choose your own closure too! Watch my free video tutorial and sew your own Planner Cover #PlannerCover #QuiltersPlannerCover #SewingTutorial #DIYPlannerCover #SewingPattern #VideoTutorial

DIY Planner Cover Material LIST

  • Planner Cover Pattern
  • Qty (1/3) yard fabric for Exterior Body & Zipper Pocket Lining
    • more needed if your fabric is directional
  • Qty (1/3) yard fabric for Interior Body, Interior Sleeves & Notebook Pocket
    • more needed if your fabric is directional
  • Qty (1/3) yard fabric for Exterior Sleeves & Interior Flap
  • Approximately 8″ x 12″ for the Exterior Flap
    • It is up to you on what type of fabric you want to choose for this.
      • Be mindful that your machine will need to sew through this, plus several other layers during assembly.  If you want a machine that can handle it all – check out my blog series on my Industrial Sewing Machine!
  • Approx. 30″ x 12″ of Batting or Foam
    • I would recommend either Quilter’s Dream Supreme batting or Soft and Stable Foam.
  • Approx. 14″ x 12″ of Decor Bond interfacing
  • Peltex scraps
  • Qty (1) 9″ zipper (I get my zippers here)
    • be sure to get a #5 or purse zipper.  The tape is wider.
  • Qty (1) closure
  • Qty (1) Custom Label (optional)
Basic Sewing Supplies & Tools Needed

WATCH MY VIDEO TUTORIAL

Grab your Planner Cover Pattern and watch my video tutorial!  This is such a fun and easy pattern.  It’s packed full of useful extras (like making a welted pocket and installing a magnetic closure).  Make yourself a Quilter’s Planner Cover today!

Make your own Quilter's Planner! This pattern has a zippered pocket and a Notebook sleeve! Choose your own closure too! Watch my free video tutorial and sew your own Planner Cover #PlannerCover #QuiltersPlannerCover #SewingTutorial #DIYPlannerCover #SewingPattern #VideoTutorial

It’s not too late to order your own 2020 Quilter’s Planner!  I just know you’re gonna love it!

Just Keep Sewing!

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Make your own Quilter’s Planner Cover

How’s it coming along with your Quilter’s Planner?  Are you loving all the features this planner has to offer you?  As a Creative and a Quilter, I find myself using my planner everyday and taking it wherever I go!  I want to make a cover for my Quilter’s Planner.  I have been scouring the inter web to be inspired and wanted to share some of the most beautiful planners that I have found (so far)!  Check out these amazing Quilter’s Planner Covers made by some extremely talented Makers.

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Quilter’s Planner Cover by Dawn Jeff

Dawn Jeff loves sewing bags, quilts, and some clothes. She only started sewing in 2015 and feels she is now a confident beginner!? Based in Edinburgh, Scotland – Dawn has created this stunning Quilter’s Planner Cover using the Star Blazer pattern which can be found on the Quilter’s Planner website.  Dawn’s fabric selection is by Carolyn Friedlander and Kona Charcoal is her background fabric.  Don’t you just love it!??!  You can find more inspiration by Dawn on her Instagram account: @sewnbysunrise

Dawn Jeff Planner Cover Collage

Quilter’s Planner Cover by Colby Radcliffe

Colby Radcliffe is new to quilting and loves to improvise her own patterns.  This Australian maker loves to combine her passion for art, fashion design and quilting.  Colby created this Planner Cover pattern herself and used the Alison Glass Sun Print Fabric.  Don’t you just love her work!!??  Colby is currently working on patterns, so you will be smart to follow her on her Instagram account: @theauthenticstich

Quilters Planner Cover - Colby Radcliffe Collage

Quilters planner cover by Jaimee Loria

Jaimee Loria is a Creative Maker with a love for expression.  Jaimee says that she loves her quilty life, and all the rest of it, too.  And that makes everything she does a whole lot more enjoyable!  I especially wish I had her talent for doodling!  Fantastic!  Her version of the Quilters planner is simply beautiful and showcases this lovely fabric called Wonderland  by Rifle Paper co for Cotton & Steel Fabric.  Jamiee utilized the FREE Pattern Download, which is available from the Quilter’s Planner Website.  She made some enhancements, which can be described on her IG post.  Be sure to catch up with Jamiee’s makes on her Instagram account:  @jaimeeloria

Quilters Planner Cover by Jaimee Loria Collage

I am just amazed by all these fantastic Makers!  Here are some additional makes that I found inspiring.

Click the image to find the maker!

Kate Lakardia Quilters Planner CoverAMovieGirl Planner Cover 1ScrappyViolet Planner Cover
Rose Patch 70 Quilters Planner CoverOpal August Quilters Planner CoverModern Nel Sews Quilters Planner Cover
Catherine Sew and Sew Quilters Planner CoverQuilary1 Quilters Planner Cover

 

 

 

 

My Tea and Brie Quilters Planner Cover

 

 

This week, I will be setting aside time to complete my own Quilter’s Planner Cover.  Be sure to keep up with me on Instagram and watch my progress: @SewMuchMoore

If you still haven’t ordered your 2020 Quilter’s Planner – Check out my previous article, which talks about all the features!

Be sure to leave your comment below and tell us which planner cover is your favorite!

Happy Planning & Quilting!

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