Thursday, 18 June 2009

Tutorial

As pages of my Lexicon have been spread near and far I think it's time to show you how to make a paper pocket. Take a page of a book or other paper cut approx to A5, fold the corners to the centre as if you're going to make a paper plane
Take the top right and fold to centre, there should be a small overlap running along the side (left)
Fold the top left under, forming a 'tail' at the bottom. You can decide yourself how big you want the pocket, it just depends where you make this fold.
Tuck the tail into the folded corner and there's your pocket. You can turn it around and tuck an ATC into the corner or as I ended up doing sew around the whole thing and get busy altering. If you want to add a bit of weight to it slip a small piece of card inside the folds and attach with gel medium.
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14 comments:

Sarah said...

I like this...thanks for sharing... even though I am probably the last person on earth who hasn't tried this!

Seth said...

Great idea. Thanks!

Nathalie Thompson said...

Oh, how simple is that! (Now that you've shown us the trick. Glad I am the proud owner of several pages of your lexicon! Going to make a few of these pockets now!

Nathalie Thompson said...

I DID IT! I DID IT! And it looks JUST like yours (Of course! Because I am using the same paper!) I have an old, German Bible whose pages would look SO great made into some pockets. Hmmm, come to think of it, I have TONS of paper that would look good made into pockets!!!!!

LOVE IT!

Thanks again for the tutorial!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Oh Oh Oh, you are a mind reader, I have really lusted after your folded pages. I must clear a spot and give this a go. Thanks SO very much for sharing M!!!

Mixed Media Martyr said...

Thanks for the tutorial! These pockets look brilliant!!

robin dudley-howes said...

Love the idea of old pages. Thanks, and thank you for your sweet comment on my blog.
robin

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

Laura said...

Very cool! Thanks a lot for the tutorial! I'll give this a try tomorrow.

jonaks said...

great idea!

purplepaint said...

Margaret this is so cool! I may have to try this! Marva

Jan said...

Sarah is not the last person to try this as I have not tried it. I believe I shall have a go at it today. Thanks for the tutorial.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

And Jan's not the last one to hear!!!

Margaret thank you so much for sharing - I've saved and added it to my Tutorial folder.

MAYBE I could slip one into my journal....... now there's an idea!!!
I feel very at home at your blog!

Rosie said...

Margaret, these pocket-pages are so cool! I just wish I'd had time to join in the swaps last month! Thanks for sharing how you create these!