I L-O-V-E Maya Road albums it's that simple. I have painted them, covered them with paper, and today I am going to show you how to cover them with your favorite fabric!
Supplies I used: Maya Road landscape binder (any Maya Road chipboard or sheer album will work), fabric, Maya Road David chipboard letters, old patterns, buttons, spools, and bobbins, Maya Road pearl pins, DMC floss. Adhesive: Fabri-Tac by Beacon (thanks to the fabulous Katie Watson for turning me on to this miracle in the adhesive world!)
First remove all the pages from your album. Next, lay your album flat onto the fabric and cut 1/2-3/4 inch excess around the edge of the album. Mark the middle of your fabric, apply adhesive to the spine of the album and place on the center line you marked.
Now starting on one side adhere the edges of the fabric to the inside of the album cover. I used clothes pins to hold the fabric until it had taken its hold. Continue all the around the album with this method remembering to pull tightly from the opposite site that is glued down so you get a tight and even look.
Using a separate piece of chipboard cut this a little smaller than the inside of the album's cover, continue to cover it the same way you covered the album. I used a different fabric for this!
Once your album is completely covered, measure a piece of ribbon as long as your album and with enough length to tie the album together. I placed this ribbon onto the inside of the cover and secured it with tape.
Your album is done!! Now it is time to add your Maya Road (pearl pins, etc.) and other fun embellishments! I wound DMC floss around Maya Road chipboard letters and then finished them with Glossy Accents. I also used a piece of fabric and threaded three old spools onto the spine of my album. On the inside of the album I used Modge Podge and old patterns to cover my album pages.To see a wonderful tutorial on how to make a flower from old patterns please visit fellow Maya Road DT member Lisa Pace here! I hope this inspires you to try adding fabric to your next Maya Road project.
Here's another idea: Use fabric from something that has real meaning to you or someone else (a wedding dress, prom dress, pajamas, jeans, quilt, etc.) Here is an example of an album I made using a dress worn at a wedding! What a unique and personal gift this will make for the person who wore it! Enjoy!