|the finished album complete with tags!|
this album could be a little testing for me as it involves the sewing machine ... yikes. however i decided to give it a whirl and trust my elderly machine to be able to plough through five sheets of paper without care for tomorrow. it is possible after i have done this to the sewing machine it won't be fit for sewing tomorrow.
you need 5 sheets of double sided paper cut to 5.5 x 12", a pair of scissors, and a scorer (if you want straight lines and have my ability to create curves out of perfectly straight paper). the adhering for this mini album is all done with a sewing machine ... i know, amazing right?
|all cut to size i am using the the basic grey curio|
collection, thank goodness for a scorer ;)
|cut the corners off and you are ready for sewing|
|i did it! i managed to sew an album together without|
perforating the entire thing or breaking any needles!
|make some tags to insert in your SEWN pockets and you|
are done :)
outcome: this took NO time to make for a mini album that is so cute. i really loved the october afternoon paper that jill used in her album, really fun and ideal for an album like this. the basic grey curio paper i used was not bad too and has given it a really vintage feel. as for the sewing, the album is still together so that's a good sign! i did have to strengthen the middle seam as i think i had the size of the stitches too small and it started to perforate so the basic grey curio border stickers came to the rescue and provided me with a perfect bind!
|reinforced binding :) just to be sure!|
all in all this album is really cute and i am going to buy (in december!) some october afternoon papers so i can make one with pollyanna :)
my sincere thanks to jill, a designer for october afternoon. this is one of those albums that will be perfect for lots of occasions when you have a few photo's you want to pass on to friends and family as a thank you for a special occasion or as a gift for someone else to fill ... for either this little album would be ideal :)
ps: my little dear of a sewing machine hauled like a trooper so i will be able to sew tomorrow should the whim take me ;)