Thursday, November 3, 2011

{Tutorial by Arline}- Vintage Fabric Book

Ladies, Arline has prepared quite a treat for you today. These books are just beautiful! My mother, admirer of all things lacy and vintagy, would absolutely adore these pretty little books. Just look at these sweet vintage pictures!! Arline has shared with us instructions on how to recreate this project:

How to Make

Sewing machine
Freezer paper
All types of lace
Material: dotted swiss, cheese cloth, crenoline etc
Fabric Glue
Fabric flowers
Chiffon flower strip
Rotary Cutter-optional
Self healing cutting mat-optional
Buttons, old jewelry, ribbon, seam binding

1) Cut pieces of muslin to 8 ½ x 11.
2) Take a sheet of freezer paper and iron onto the muslin. Trim close to the paper size and make sure that the muslin is free of bubbles or creases.
3) Select the image that you want to print and load your muslin sheet into the printer. Note: Do one sheet at a time so the printer will not jam
4) Print the image.
5) Use a self healing mat and rotary cutter if you have one. Cut muslin to 6x12 strips. You will need 6 panels.
6) Sew lace along all 4 sides of your panels. Take larger pieces of lace and sew to the center of the panel.. You can layer different laces, cheese cloth, dotted swiss, crenoline etc
7) Before decorating your pages, sew pages with the sewing machine at 6” down the back of the book. Each panel is 6” wide. Sew strips of chiffon flowers down the back of the book.
8) Start adding your images. Decorate around photos with bits of lace, pearls, flowers. Have fun! There is no right or wrong way to decorate this book. It is whatever you want!

Arline, you continue to amaze me with your beautiful vintage inspired projects! I'm in awe of these lovely books, thank you so much for sharing it with us!


Jackie said...

OMGoodness, I found in my great aunts stacks and old, vintage fabric book she made about 50 years ago. It's stained and had so much to tell, but I wanted to redo it, or make one and look - viola - here you go! Great minds!

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is just so so beautiful,just adore the lace,just beautiful work stunning creation love cherylxx

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