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Fabric Scrapbooking

Scrapbooks are not just confined to paper.  How about adding fabric to your layouts? 

If you are already a seamstress or enjoy sewing, you may have considered adding fabric to you layouts especially if you have  a lot of scraps.  Fabric gives your pages texture, adds warmth and an interesting dimension.


Layout by Jenny Hudman 

Here are a few ideas for using fabric in your layouts:

  • Background-all or parts
  • Matt photo
  • Border
  • Punched pieces
  • Torn fabric pieces
  • Cover chipboard, slide mounts, mini frames or anything else you can find.
  • Use a piece of fabric from a favorite outfit or treasured heirloom (if you don’t want to save the entire piece)


So you may be asking, how do I adhere the fabric to my layouts?  You can use any of the following methods:

  • Sew or stitch
  • Spray adhesive
  • Xyron
  • Glue dots
  • Tie
  • Staple
  • Eyelets or brads

Layout by Clara

Layout using Fabric 

And finally a few tips:

  • Use pinking shears to avoid fraying
  • Most fabrics are safe, however avoid wool to attract moths
  • Recycle old clothes
  • Let the fabric show through and opening of a mini frame or stencil.
  • Check the remnant section at your local fabric shop for a real bargain.

So the next time you want to try something new or need some texture, try fabric.

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