Monday, March 28, 2011

Tuesday's Tip ... Pleating

I know I have mentioned it more than once but I really like to sew. And it's really only a natural for me to translate sewing techniques onto my scrapbook pages.

This is a really simple pleating look you can do with ribbon, fabric, twill and even paper. I simply folder over the ribbon pinning it in place and then ran it through my sewing machine. My pleated border is made from Jillibean Soup Monster Stew printed twill.


I am normally a line it up and measure girl but *gasp* as shocking as it may seem I didn't measure out my pleats. If you are a a bit more freestyle skip the stick pins and just pleat as you run though your sewing machine. If you don't have a sewing machine try holding down pleats with Glue Dots, fabric glue or hand sewing.

Check out the end result and how I used it on a layout. I tucked the ends under for a clean look but you could always leave the ends free.  


(Supplies Used: Bazzill cardstock, Jillibean Soup patterned paper/stickers/corrugated shapes/bakers twine/journaling sprouts/stick pin/corrugated alphas/twill, Making Memories paint, vellum, and font Arial Narrow)

Don't forget to stop by the Scrapbooking & Cards Today for today's birthday giveaway from Spellbinders and Nikki Sivils.

Happy Crafting

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  1. I love your layout. The pleating is so cool and the colors all look so good together!

  2. looooove. now come to my house and do it for me :P

  3. This looks lovely - never thought to use pins - how sensible!