The Vintage Sewing Room Project – Part 3 of 3 Free Printables

I think I have saved the best part of the Vintage Sewing Room Project for last, my Vintage French Lace & Thread Album:

Wings of Whimsy: Vintage Sewing Room Project - DIY Lace & Thread Album #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #sewing

It’s a plain ol’ ring binder, transformed into a pretty and versatile album!ย I might embellish it more, but I like to let my projects simmer a bit first ๐Ÿ˜‰

First, I sewed a Tilda reversible fabric cover for the binder, thus beautyfied it immensely. And then I added my invention of 3 French Laines St. Pierre ribbon cards to a page:

Wings of Whimsy: Vintage Sewing Room Project - DIY Lace & Thread Album #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #sewing

I did not mark the holes on the printable, so this can be fit to 2, 3 or 4 ring binders, whatever you have on hand ๐Ÿ™‚

The trick is to not separate the 3 cards, for a full page:

Wings of Whimsy: Vintage Sewing Room Project - DIY Lace & Thread Album #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #sewing

Wings of Whimsy: Vintage Sewing Room Project - DIY Lace & Thread Album #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #sewing

I used my French Cherub Alphabet to design equally pretty backsides:

Wings of Whimsy: Vintage Sewing Room Project - DIY Lace & Thread Album #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #sewing

Wings of Whimsy: Vintage Sewing Room Project - DIY Lace & Thread Album #vintage #ephemera #freebie #printable #sewing

I find that 4 pages of these cards is a good fit for a regular binder. 4 pages will take a total of 60 different windings. If you have a lot of lace, ribbon and thread, you could make one binder per color ๐Ÿ˜€

Instructions:

  • Print on cardstock
  • Glue onto thin cardboard, empty cereal boxes are just the right thickness (and spray glue does the job in mere minutes)
  • Cut out with sharp scissors and exacto knife for the details
  • Remember to leave the far left part intact, if you want these for an album!
  • Sand the edges with a nail file or some fine sandpaper, for a smoooth and worn finnish
  • TA-DAH: Instant French Sewing Vintageness

Wings of Whimsy: Laines St Pierre Thread Cards - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie #sewing

Wings of Whimsy: Laines St Pierre Thread Cards - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie #sewing Wings of Whimsy: Laines St Pierre Thread Cards - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie #sewing Wings of Whimsy: Laines St Pierre Thread Cards - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie #sewing Wings of Whimsy: Laines St Pierre Thread Cards - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie #sewing

These files are free for your personal use and enjoyment. Go to the download folder below to grab your high quality copy ๐Ÿ™‚

Download Printable

I have used various scrap fabric pieces to sew a bunch of these reversible book covers lately, for the girls’ schoolboks, for a few of my office binders and for my office journal. They are really quick to make, and extremely rewarding for someone like me who enjoy beauty in the little everyday things!

For my expensive, archival safe, huge&heavy, UGLY postcard albums I did of course choose matching Tilda fabrics:

Wings of Whimsy: The Vintage Sewing Room - DIY Lace&Thread Album - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie #sewingWings of Whimsy: The Vintage Sewing Room - DIY Lace&Thread Album - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie #sewingGreatly improved, don’t you agree?

Last but not least, here is a sneak peek into one of the albums, guess what I’m planning to scan next…:

Wings of Whimsy: The Vintage Sewing Room - DIY Lace&Thread Album - free for personal use #vintage #ephemera #printable #freebie #sewing

Check out my sources and inspiration:

Sewn Reversible Book Cover – Lara Cameron

Laines St Pierre Thread Cards – Feutrine et Petites Croix

Laines St Pierre Thread Cards – Jikolin Minis

French Cherub Alphabet – Wings of Whimsy

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12 thoughts on “The Vintage Sewing Room Project – Part 3 of 3 Free Printables

  1. WOUW youยดve certainly been busy here lately, and boy does it look awesome? I love that binder, youยดve made for those laces, itยดs really cool, and I can see, that I better get these holders as soon as you get them uploaded, as I have just today been searching through lots of different bags in a big basket, where itยดs all dropped in among each other, and this would definitely give a great overview of what I have, so definitely something to think about, and then it ofcause also looks darned good too he he he.
    Thanks sooo much for all your great inspiration here.have a wondderful night.

    • The downloads are up now ๐Ÿ™‚ I spent more time on winding my bits than I did on crafting the album, but it is totally worth it, knowing I have everything in one spot now!

      I wound my precious lace trim (of which I have very little :-O ) and various types of left over thread (mainly embroidery floss and crochet yarn. If (when) my collection grows, I can now expand with more albums ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. Gunnvor, Sweetie this is genious! What a fantastic job, I must collect some cereal boxes, material(not sure if I can Tilda here but I’m gonna try) and start making this project. It would look fantastic in my shabby chic room!

    • Thank you dear Sheri ๐Ÿ™‚ If Tilda does not retail in Canada, I would use Greengate or Cath Kidston. I also believe you have a fabulous brand we don’t, Lecien, that would be great for this project ๐Ÿ˜‰ Of course I’d take r-e-a-l vintage floral fabrics any day ๐Ÿ˜‰ xoxoxo

  3. I agree with Genious! This is wonderful. I liked the spool racks and the winders. But this, this is just what I need. I can see my small ribbons and millinery ribbons organized this way. This is so much better than the boxes they are piled in right now!

    • Thanks again Anna ๐Ÿ™‚ A combination of racks for display and easy access, and albums for storage is what works for me. Of course the large quantities still have to go in boxes…:-P xoxoxo

  4. Wow Gunnvor! Sooooooo pretty! I keep saying it, you are certainly a busy bee. The filers look so romantic and touchable! And the way you’ve threaded your embroidery floss…….. so inspiring and pretty! I love the rainbow colours of them. Your workspace looks so inviting! Chapeau! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • My darling Ingeborg ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you very much for your lovely and encouraging comment ๐Ÿ™‚ Please know that I’m thinking of you a lot these days! Sending you oodles of love and light, to encourage you back for the difficult days ahead. I’m confident it will all work out to the best!

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