felt album pattern
This is a pattern for a felt mini album. We'll use felt to make a cover that you can then attach a 4"x4" mini album insert. We have used the easy one page accordion album insert for this mini album example.
felt album supplies:
- Two felt squares
- embroidery floss aka embroidery thread.
- velcro spots
- mini album insert
- Beacons felt glue or Fabri tac
Handy links for making a felt mini album
- Blanket Stitch tutorial - this is a great tutorial that is easy to follow. it covers a couple of extra points like what to do when you run out of thread.
- Embroider on felt - another good tutorial
|Cut two large pieces of felt measuring
4.5" x 9.75"
From the excess felt trim a piece of felt measuring 1.5"x3" for the closure.
|Lay the first piece of felt on top of the
other. fold them both in half making sure to keep them aligned.
Press with an iron to sharpen the fold which will be the spine of the album. Use pins to keep the felt pieces together.
|starting in the middle of the spine blanket stitch around the edge of the front cover finishing back in the middle of the spine.|
|When you have finished and you turn the album over it should look like this.|
|Blanket stitch around the edge of the
carefully pin the 1.5"x3" closure piece to the back cover with about half the length extending past the left edge as per the diagram below.
|Blanket stitch the closure piece to the back cover.|
|Stick on the two velcro spots. To reinforce the spot you should also stitch the spots to the cover. stitch a button to the closure piece to hid the stitching and to add a bit of interest.|
|When you open your album it should look
something like this. Once we have added the album insert it will hide all
|Adhere the 4x4 accordion album insert to the inner covers with Beacons felt glue.|