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Sunday, 3 June 2012

Day 15 - 30 day Craft Challenge ~Sew~

Half way through the 30 Day Craft Challenge at Day 15 today with the word being


As well as Paper Craft I also love sewing so it is so great to be able to combine the two.
My project today is an album I made for a Mini album swap - I did show a preview last week - and now that Nicky has seen it I can show the whole album.
The Theme of the Mini album swap was ~Sewing~ and the album had to be no bigger than 15cm x 15cm. For a bit of a different Idea I decided that I would sew a jacket zip into the cover, as a way of closing the album up. So I used Calico and printed some sewing related images onto the fabric, glued on some tape ribbon and used glossy accents and embossing powder to fill in the images on the calico to give it texture. Then I sewed on the zip and sewed onto the cardboard and paper album backing and pages I had created with a Mixture of Kaiser Craft cards and embellishments.
I also backed the calico with thick interfacing and zigzag stitched the calico and a clear vinyl sleeve onto the front. I finished off with a ribbon and pearls.

Front of album - some of the irregular pages are sticking out the top.
One of the pages - i used both the sewing machine, hand sewing and pens to create the look of stitches.
This is one of the Back pages.
A page with hand made envelope and button sewn on.
The Back cover of the album.

I will be making more albums with the Jacket zip technique as well as experimenting with other unusal ways to fasten albums.

Here are a few of the projects from yesterdays word

Layout By Amber Budden

Glass in Earth tones by Ellen Budden

Those that mean the Earth to Erin Boxsell.

More projects will be shown tomorrow for todays word

Kate xx


  1. I am so in love with my album Kate, it's beautiful and I can't wait to fill it with photos. Thanks again! xo

  2. Your welcome - Glad you like it Nicky :) xx