Sunday, July 11, 2010

diy: fabric and felt album

Another mini... this time using felt and fabric. Because somedays my fabric stash is beckoning me to unfold them and make something pretty. Not for an assignment or to scrapbook a recent holiday but for creative play. This is one of those projects. Pretty fabrics and textures paired with some of my favorite photos and voila!!
Sewed onto the fabric swatches and photos then glued them down. (Dear Lizzy crochet flowers)
Love these pictures.
For the cover:
Cut a piece of fusible iron-on interfacing the size you want your cover. The one I chose is thick to give the album support.
Cut your fabric just about 3/4" larger than your interfacing.
Iron the interfacing to the fabric while folding over the edge. Sew the edge.
Then I glued a piece of white cardstock to the inside of the cover.

Felt pages are cut using a wavy rotary blade. Oh my goodness... I just realized the reason I made this album was to use a decorative edge rotary blade on felt. Because I love the finished edge it gives the overlapping pages.

Add a piece of fabric fused thick interfacing for a strap to keep it closed with velcro.
Layered the pages how I wanted them then sewed them down the middle onto the album.

Dear Lizzy: Crochet flowers
Girls' Paperie: Vintage Buttons
American Crafts: Ribbon
Making Memories: Eclectic metal signs
Fabric, Thick Fusable Interfacing, Felt, Fabric, Velcro, Tulle

37 comments:

heyjenrenee said...

DUDE. this is gorgeous!!! you are brilliant. :)

Gloria said...

I have to try this..Its cute easy and well a work of art..

Maria Therese said...

awwwww your album is so sweet!!!

Stef said...

So lovely! And the pictures....they make me wish you guys could photograph my family. Such incredible keepsakes you've got there with your talent.

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

That came out awesome.

Jen said...

Another lovely album! I love it!!

laurie said...

So, so adorable, I love fabric too, now I need to run to the store and buy some pretty scraps to make something about my daughter. Thanks for so many creative ideas!

Scrapamum said...

Gorgeous!

Lora Oliver said...

Adorable, as always! Thanks for the tutorial. This is a definite must try in my future.

lori said...

You are adorable!! I love everything you do! Would you mind telling me what kind of sewing machine you have. I'm looking at getting one and need some advice. By the way... i'm not a seamstress! haha! nothing too complicated! Thanks sooo much!

And U Jest said...

Way to cute... thanks for sharing

cedargirl said...

Not only amazing photos but a simply perfect little piece of art to put them in! Love all the textures put together. Very inspiring project.

Blossom inch said...

Hi! your album is so gorgeous and I am definitely going to do one. My fabrics are filing up my drawer now...
I really love your fabrics colour and everything. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cheers
yuzz

r's adventures said...

gorgeous! i spot me some amy butler goodness in there - any other favourite fabrics i might be missing out on? :)

domi said...

j'adoooooooore ! merci !!

Tiffany said...

I love it. So adorable. I love what you do with fabric.

Beth said...

love it!

Heather said...

Love this little album!! So sweet!!

kL said...

so sweet! xo

mark said...

so cute! are thoses instax prints?

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

This is so beautiful! I like using pins on my projects too. Did you know saving those tiny clear plastic things from the ends of new earrings, usually ones with French hooks, are a nice way to cover the ends? I think they are meant to make sure the earring doesn't fall off the holder while on the racks at stores. Then little hands won't get poked if they look at it.

The Harris Family said...

This is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.
-Crystal

Allie said...

Hello Im Allie! Just joined your blogger followers! I just adore this I am going to add it to my to attempt folder!! :)

Ashlee said...

i love it and can't wait to make one!!

Marcia Hamelijnck said...

Love it! I made one yesterday! :-)
http://marciagoodthings.blogspot.com/2010/07/fabric-and-felt-album.html

Blossom inch said...

I have done mine and thanks to Elizabeth for the inspirations. Love my fabric and felt album! Have a look here...http://blossominch.blogspot.com/2010/07/scrap-it-lah-july-2010-altered.html

elena fiore said...

Che bello!
Anch'io faccio questi softie book, e tante stoffe sono uguali alle tue :-)
Ciao da Milano, Italia
elena°*°

Kathryn Michelle Jenkins said...

I want to try this. so great and simple! love it.

kathryn
www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

Viv said...

Thanks so much for your inspiration and tutorial! Made one myself!
http://vivscrapaholic.blogspot.com

Have a nice week, Viv

LoopyLou said...

This is so lovely, I love the colours you have used. I will have to try this now. My best friend is getting married soon, and it would make a lovely present for her to have pics of all us old pals in. Thanks for sharing.

monica said...

Holy cow !! It's you Liz, how are you guys ? You really have almost 4 girls. Collin always wanted a bunch of babies. Oh by the way, this is Monica Reed, you Remember cherry hill 9th ward. You guys totally helped us do activity invites, played games and ate dinner at our place. Oh my gosh so I'm gonna scrapbook Kendall mission, I get online looking for some stuff, see Collin and went " WHAT"? :-) you have a scrapbook line, how super cool. Anyway, totally send me a note. Monica.reed1973@gmail.com

Julie @ CalleLillyCafe said...

I absolutely love this! Thx for the inspiration. =)

Anonymous said...

Uma ótima idéia para presentear alguém. Parabéns!

Quezia

Adriana - DRIARTE said...

Ohhhh, Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!
Thanks so much for sharing!!!

Patrícia said...

Colorful and beautiful!!!

Vivi Barros said...

Adorei! Tentarei fazer um...quem sabe consigo.
Abraços
Vivi Barros
http://coisinhaetal.blogspot.com

Chiknana said...

Fantastic!!!!! I adore all these textures & the relief. bravo