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Designer Album Covers

A great last-minute gift idea! Personalize the wool design on the front to match the recipient's interests.


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Hollyhock Album Cover

Project designer: Janet Brandt

Soft-cover album for 4x6" photos
8x14" piece blue felted wool (cover)
Felted wool scraps: pink and green (appliqués)
Freezer paper

Finished cover: 6-3/4x5"

Cut FabricsClick on "Download This Project" for the full-size patterns. Trace patterns on freezer paper's dull side the number of times indicated below; cut out. With dry iron, press freezer-paper shapes onto right side of wool scraps. Cut along freezer paper edges; peel off paper.

From green wool, cut:
2 -- 1/4x6-1/2" strips
5 of Pattern A

From pink wool, cut:
15 of Pattern B

Assembly1. Fold each pink wool B bud in uneven quarters and machine-stitch corner to secure the fold.

2. Referring to Appliqué Placement Diagram, arrange prepared buds and green wool A leaves on blue wool rectangle; baste in place. Center green wool 1/4x6-1/2" stem strips over ends of buds and leaves; machine-stitch in place with a decorative stitch.

3. Lay appliquéd wool rectangle wrong side up. Fold short ends in 2" to make flaps. Machine-stitch along long raw edges with 1/2" seam allowance. Turn flaps right side out and press, making a 1/2" hem at top and bottom, to make cover.

4. Slide photo album into cover.