I have received some beautiful ATCs in the swaps that I’ve joined but a few are larger than the standard 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 size because of embellishments. And, because of this, they don’t fit in the sleeves that I have in my binder. I had them in a sleeve in the pocket in the binder but they weren’t really displayed…until now!
I took a regular full size page protector and made it into 4 sections! Now the oversized ATCs fit nicely and I can add the pages to my binder!
First I put cardboard in the page protector and using an Xacto knife I made a slit horizontally through the middle (you HAVE to use the cardboard because you don’t want to cut all the way through the page). Then I went to my sewing machine and sewed across the page just above the slit to seal the top section. Then I made a vertical seam through the middle from top to bottom making the 4 sections. I was surprised at how well it worked- who knew you could sew plastic! 🙂
Oh, and if you’re going to try it, make sure you start at the bottom for the verticle seam! The first one I started at the top and the plastic bunched up a bit at the center. The second one I started at the bottom and had no issues!
I’m pleased with how my pages came out- a cheap solution when you’re on a budget!