Recover a Three-Ring Binder
May 30, 2010 2:48 PM   Subscribe

Anybody know of a tutorial for recovering a three-ring binder?

For a special project, I'd like to buy an inexpensive 3-ring binder from the office supply store, then replace the vinyl cover with fabric. It seems to me I've seen tutorials or how-tos on doing this, but for the life of me, I can't find one now.

There are sites where you can have binder covers made to order, but they're pretty expensive. And I could probably figure out how to do it by trial and error; but why reinvent the wheel?

posted by Srudolph to Grab Bag (6 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
How 'bout this?
posted by b33j at 3:02 PM on May 30, 2010

Here ya go: 1, 2, 3. Googling "fabric binder cover tutorial" turns up many more.
posted by jamaro at 3:04 PM on May 30, 2010

Actually, there seems to be heaps.
posted by b33j at 3:05 PM on May 30, 2010

Here's an instructable involving paper. But the exact same concept should apply for fabric.

After that I'd glue down either a sheet of paper, or a square of fabric to cover the edges. Just open any hardback and you'll see what I mean.
posted by Caravantea at 3:08 PM on May 30, 2010

Completely replacing the plastic, or two projects for making a cover to go over the plastic. If you're starting with a new binder, I'd be tempted to cover it rather than flat out strip and rebuild, but that's just me.
posted by anaelith at 3:08 PM on May 30, 2010

Marvelous! Why I couldn't find all these myself is a mystery. Thank you all so much!
posted by Srudolph at 3:20 PM on May 30, 2010

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