DIY Coupon Sleeves

Yay!

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After seeing this pin for DIY coupon holders (by  Erin at Taking Time to Create),

I decided to give it a try…

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The first thing I did was to measure out my grid…

I used a baseball card sleeve that I currently have in my coupon binder as a template…

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Then I just slid it into a clear sheet protector…

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Next I slid the page under the needle on my sewing machine and followed the lines!

Make sure to backstitch each end to make sure that you’re stitches don’t come out!

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Almost done!

With a very light touch, carefully slide an exacto knife’s blade

just under the first row of horizontal stitches, being careful not to cut into the stitching…

Be sure to flip it over & do the backside too…

The bonus in

DIY-ing these coupon holders is that they are double-sided!

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So simple!

I would have never thought to use my sewing machine to do a project like this…

but in the space of about 20 minutes,

I had five, new, double-sided coupon sleeves!

And for about half the price of store-bought baseball card sleeves :’)

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21 Responses to DIY Coupon Sleeves

  1. margo says:

    What a great idea!

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  3. Denise says:

    cool! what stitch length did you use? I’m wondering if the plastic would tear after just a little use.

    • debbienissen says:

      Hi Denise, the settings on my sewing machine were: 1 for Width & 2 for Length. A far as the durability goes, we will have to wait and see! Compared to my baseball card holders, they feel just as strong to me. Thanks for the comments :’)

  4. Darci says:

    I haven’t seen this idea in awhile. Thank you for the reminder. I used to make these in photo sizes. I am now following you on Pinterest! :)

  5. Jena says:

    I made mine last year using grid paper so it’s easier to see the white coupon edges. Sometimes with the white paper, everything blends in. They have been a great money saver, and I made mine with 2 across and 3 down for bigger pockets to better fit my coupons. It was a lifesaver! Good luck :)

  6. Pam says:

    I just tried the do it ur self coupon sleeves!!!! Fun and fantastic!!! Super great idea!!!! TY!!! for sharing!!

  7. Nancy says:

    Thank you so much for the idea !!! That really will save alot of money to because in my stores they onlt have the sheet protectors. This will be great for making different sizes too!

  8. Mrs Lloyd Altice says:

    What a neat idea. So simple, yet I would not have thought to do this on my own… I have just gotten into this, coupons in sleeves things and I went to Wal-Mart the other day to get me some sleeves and they were out. Guess it was the Lord’s way of saving me some money, cause he knew I was going to find this site and could make my own. I have the clear page protectors already. Thank you so much.

  9. debbienissen says:

    Yay! You gotta love it when God steps in, even in the small things!

  10. Susan Lockard-Hammock says:

    I have also done this with scrapbooking page protectors for the page borders you can buy.

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