Introduction: Stitch a Clear Protective Casing for Almost Anything

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If you have anything from your leaf collection to old post cards, or even a World War 1 ration book that you want saved, this project is for you. It will keep your project, or keepsakes from being destroyed, and it only takes a few minutes to make one page. Best of all, you are the designer and can make it as simple or elaborate as you want.

Step 1: Materials:

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Items you want to protect, Acid free sheet protectors & paper (any color & any size), Scissors, Sewing Machine

Step 2: Arrangement:

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Arrange items the way you want them to look. Don't forget, you can see both sides.

Step 3: Stitching

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Start at the bottom of the sheet. One at a time locate an item inside the sheet protector where you want it and begin stitching around it.

Step 4: How Many?

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Make as many pages as you like. The great thing is you can put post cards, letters, baseball cards, coins, stamps, you name it, and you don't have to use glue or tape that could damage your item.

Step 5: Finally:

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Put them all in a binder, or make the cover yourself. Your teacher will appreciate your neatness. They also make great inexpensive homemade gifts!


nthuston (author)2009-09-14

What a great idea! I wonder if they can make those sleeves out of the material that zip-lock uses to "press - on" dishes to seal a wrap. So you can just press the sheet together. Hmmm

doublequick (author)nthuston2010-03-21

probably not if it's similar to press-n-seal.  That stuff will stick to the paper and peel it off

jthuston (author)2009-09-17

I love it! There are so many different items this process is perfect for protecting. Thank you.

ChrysN (author)2009-09-09

A great way of protecting items, and it looks really nice too.

swilhauk (author)ChrysN2009-09-14

Thanks, it was really easy to do!

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