Saturday, June 23, 2012

Sew Artsy Altered Hoop Book - Page 1

Hello Ladies,
If you took my class, here is the tutorial for the first page in the Sew Artsy Altered Hoop Book. The class was fun and intense. Thank you for working so hard.
If you didn"t take the class, you may still follow along. Maybe you will learn some techniques you can use otherwise.
Trace template onto pink cardstock and cut out. ( Note ) If you didn't take the Sew Artsy Altered Hoop Book class, you can trace your hoop and add a 1 1/2 rectangle tab on one side with a 1/4" hole punched in the tab for your template.
Also trace template onto chipboard.
Each page will require one chipboard page and 2 pieces of either cardstock or patterned paper. The second piece will be the background for the next page. ( flip side)
Attach cardstock to chipboard. I use a glue stick when attaching paper to paper when assembling books.
Refer to photo when cutting:
Cut 3 X 7 1/2 aqua/creme patterned paper
Cut 4 1/4 X 6 1/4 yellow cardstock
Cut 4 X 6 yellow patterned paper.
For the circle ( cathedral window ) pattern use Cricut, Accent Essentials cartridge.
Accent 11- sugar creme cardstock - cut 13 - 1 1/2
Glue these to scraps of patternened paper and cut by hand. You could cut a 1 1/2 circle using Crcut, but when using scraps, I prefer to cut by hand.
Faux stitch using a fine permanent marker.
You will need to trace inside shape on 3 different patterned papers and cut. These will be pop dotted (is that a word) on 3 cathedral window shapes across bottom row. Add white button tied with yellow floss.
Using your cardboard spool in your Sew Artsy Kit,cut a strip of patterned yellow paper 7/8' wide and glue around center of the spool. Glue orange lace on top.Ink the spool before adding the paper (opt.)
I apologize that the photo is sideways, it's an iphone camera thing. I will figure this out some day.
Punch two 2" scallop pattern tissue flowers.Using Cricut Accent Essentials cut 2- 2" accent 32 shadow shift from purple/creme patterned paper.
Cut aqua/creme 1 1/8" flower Accent 32
Flower 1 - two layers pattern tissue scallop flower - 2 layers accent 32S flowers- 1 aqua accent 32 flower - blue button- pink or purple button
Flower 2 - accent 32 flower outline - ruffled aqua trim glued in circle - red flower button - and small blue button
Attach paper, photo mats, cathedral windows and flowers referring to photo.
Using black permanent pen or rubons found in your Sew Artsy Kit, cross stitch down right side of mat. Refer to photo.
If you still need a Front Porch Kit, Sew Artsy there are a few available at :
The Little Blue House
118 Olive Street
Keller, Texas 76248
(817) 431-7930

Stay tuned for page two and the newest Front Porch Kit. A little bridie told me, we might start designing late this week. Can't wait.


  1. Your book is so precious. I would be making it if I had more time...!!!

  2. sneak peek looking good...girl with umbrella?????