Sewing with Scrapbook Paper

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By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

Create a new look in your scrapbooking with a sewing machine!

Since I love sewing so much, my love for sewing bleeds over into my scrapbooking.  Sewing scrapbook paper can seem a little bit daunting at first, but is really simple.  You can use this technique to make anything you use scrapbook paper for!  I’m going to show you how to make this adorable scrapbook layout, but you can use the tips I provide for any project!


  1. Select one piece of scrapbook paper to be your background. I picked one that already had this heart design that looked like it was sewn on.


  1. Select another piece of scrapbook paper that compliments your background. Cut this piece into two 5” x 7” rectangles.


  1. Cut 12” of ribbon.
  2. Arrange your rectangles (which you will mount pictures on to later) and your ribbon on your background paper.


  1. Glue the center of your 5” x 7” rectangles in place. Be careful not to get your glue too close to the edge.  You do not want your sewing machine sewing through glue!


  1. Using a 5/8” seam, sew your 5” x 7” rectangles on to your background paper. I recommend going slow and steady.  You can use a variety of stitches, if you’re feeling adventurous.



Place your ribbon back in place and run a seam straight down the center of the ribbon. Yes, I change my mind about the location of my ribbon while doing this project!


  1. Glue your 4” x 6” pictures in place and enjoy!

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About Courteney

Courteney will be sharing sewing, crafting, and DIY projects. Her philosophy is simple: crafting makes life better. Her projects will help you realize how easy and cost effective it is to make things for yourself. Courteney is a high school science teacher who lives in Atlanta, GA. Between raising her dog, Padfoot, and teaching she keeps pretty busy but always finds time to be creative. Her mom taught her to sew very early in life, and it has remained one of her favorite activities into adulthood. Although sewing is quickly becoming a lost art; Courteney hopes you will join her in revitalizing this skill with many fun and practical projects. Catch up with Courteney at her blog, Crafting with Court, where she shares all the projects she’s working on.

One thought on “Sewing with Scrapbook Paper

  1. Rosetta Beck

    The best way to start scrap booking, is to take your supplies and put them where they are ready to work with. Not under the bed, in a closet or up on the shelf where they can’t be seen. That goes for any project you may have started way back when, or something you have intended to start and haven’t .

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