Hi everyone! Geralyn here with a simple tutorial on creating unique mini pockets for your layouts. I love incorporating pockets onto layouts because they can house journaling cards, extra photos, or memorabilia.
Before we get started, here’s a supply list: Crate designer die-cuts, Crate accent cuts, cardstock, scissors, a pencil, a paper clip, a needle and thread.
I wanted my pocket to have a flat bottom, so I trimmed off the bottom portion of the doily. Then I traced the die-cut shape onto some kraft cardstock.
I carefully cut out the doily shape from the kraft cardstock. The doily die-cut will be the front of the pocket, and the kraft version will be the back of the pocket.
Since I decided that I want my pocket to hold a journaling card, I cut out one of the journaling cards from the Farmhouse Accent Cuts paper. I made sure that the journaling card wasn’t as wide as my pocket. Then I used a pencil to mark where I would sew around the die-cut.
I used a paper clip to hold together the doily die-cut and the kraft version. After that, it was just a matter of hand sewing around three of the sides.
Here is a picture of the back of the pocket. Once I got to the end, I tied a knot and cut off the loose thread. The pocket is done, and is now ready to be added to a layout!
I used the Farmhouse collection to create this layout. I also decorated the pocket with some Crate stickers. Not only does the pocket hold my journaling card, but it also becomes a pretty embellishment on my page.
So, that’s it! All the Crate designer die-cut sheets have some great designs that can be turned into cute and unique little pockets. Hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial and decide to give it a try! Thanks for stopping by the Crate blog today. Have a wonderful day :)