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Keeps your cookbooks or other how-tos clean! Clear plastic, polyester ribbon and rickrack can be wiped clean of batter with a damp sponge. The components are sewn together, so there will be no issues with adhesives warping the polyesters or dissolving in water. And the apron can act as a bookmark when not in use.

Step 1: Assemble Ingredients

Clear plastic folder, Olfa knife and ruler, polyester ribbon, coordinating rickrack, coordinating thread, cutting mat (optional), awl (optional), scissors. The hardest part of this is finding a folder with enough "flop" to keep the edges down--tho the rickrack does help to weight the edges.

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This is brilliant!
A dry erase marker works on the plastic that I used, but I would test your materials to be safe. <br><br>The vinyl that I could find was too thick, and would damage the spine of the book if closed in; and I couldn't figure out how to get a sewing machine to allow the ribbon in the middle to &quot;flop&quot; flat to either side. But then, I am not so good with the sewing machine.
Awesome idea! Will give it a try!
how about using the clear vinyl instead of the folder? and a sewing machine will sew thru the vinyl...even though it is easier if you have a roller foot or walking foot.
have you tried using a sewing machine? you can adjust the stitch width quite wide and then just use the hand control to sew.
GREAT idea! I always hate how I end up getting food stuffs on my nice expensive cookbooks! I second John Smith's suggestion- what happened with the dry erase marker?
What about using dry-erase markers to check off ingredients? That is something I'd want it for.
ooh, I should get a marker and try it out. i did notice that the clear plastic is static-y--a piece of paper will stick to it, so a person could sort of underline where they are in the recipe just with a scrap of paper.
This is great for my mom but she has like a billion different shaped cookbooks, I think I'll try this
oh yea I forgot she also takes note cards and cuts out recipes from like cereal boxes n stuff then glues them to the note card and laminates them
That is a really good idea, especially for disaster prone cooks such as myself.

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