Baby Bear Album

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Baby Bear Album

Make your own handmade photo album to keep baby memories - a perfect gift for a new baby. Use blank pages to keep memories, dates and place photographs.

Cut two 24x24cm pieces of the leatherette fabric, large enough to cover the greyboards.

Turn the leatherette fabric to the back and glue one of the greyboards. Cut on the corners, fold and glue. This is the internal of the covers and can be covered either with a square piece of the leatherette fabric or a paper of your choice in a dimension slightly smaller than the cover. Repeat to make the back cover.

Use a sponge dauber to cover some to the front side of the cover. Let it dry well and stamp with the StazOn ink and the Viva Decor stamps.

Cut a piece of the chevron ribbon and continue adding the lace ribbon.

Die cut a bear from the felt fabric.

Cut a 12x12cm piece of the jute fabric and hand sew the felt bear with the baker’s twine. Leave an opening on the head. Fill the bear with the toy filling. Use a pen or a stick to guide and fill the toy filling to all sides of the bear. Close the opening.

Glue the square jute fabric on the cover.

Add two beads for the eyes and a bow. Alternative, hand sew or use a marker to draw the noze and the mouth. Twist baker’s twine and jute cord and create a frame by gluing it around the jute fabric. Add the round studs.

Use the book binding tool to make holes both on covers and on pages and bind together. Pay attention that the back cover should be punched the upside down to match the front cover holes. Use blank pages to test before final punch.

Products Mentioned

  • Buddly Crafts 32mm Polyester Lace - 3m White Flower #2
  • Buddly Crafts 5mm Round Metal Claw Stud Rivets - Silver Tone 200pcs #V8
  • Collall Textile Glue - 100ml
  • Craft Medley Natural Jute Cord 80g - 2ply FL100
  • De Witte Engel 100% Wool TrueFelt Felt Fabric 20cm x 30cm x 1.2mm - Light Blue VLAP612
  • Knorr Prandell 100cm (39
  • Knorr Prandell 1mm Bakers Twine - 20m - Red #012
  • Marianne Design Collectables Cutting Dies - Bear COL1376
  • May Arts 20mm Chevron Stripe Twill Ribbon 1m - Red #382-34-14
  • Phoenix Polyester Toy Filling - 250g
  • Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting & Embossing Machine 660200
  • Stafil 50cm x 70cm Leatherette Fabric 490gsm - 067 Baby Blue
  • Stick It! Hot Melt Glue Gun - UK Plug STI 2000
  • Tando Creative 2mm Greyboard 5pcs - 8
  • Tsukineko All-Purpose Ink 15ml - 80 White
  • Tsukineko Sponge Daubers
  • Tsukineko StazOn Solvent Ink Pad - Azure
  • Viva Decor A5 Clear Stamps - Grunge Backgrounds #158
  • We R Memory Keepers Cinch Bookbinding Wires 2pcs - 1
  • We R Memory Keepers Heidi Swapp Cinch Book Binding Tool with Square Holes

Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Hi! My name is Kyriakos and I live in Greece. I enjoy learning new techniques and mixing various materials in my projects. My favourite materials are metallic foils, charms and wires which you can see in the photos on my website.