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
- 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
- Glue dots
- Eyelets or brads
Layout by Clara
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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