Prima My Sweet Slimline Accordion Folio Tutorial for Throwback Thursday
Hello, Friends! It’s the first Throwback Thursday of 2023, and I have a lovely little Prima My Sweet Slimline Accordion Folio Tutorial to share with you. Yes, I am running late…still trying to get back on track after the holiday break. But better late than never, right?
What it is about the colder months that makes me want to create sewing themed projects? As I was searching through the Closet of Inspiration and Delight, my eye fell on this lovely My Sweet collection from Prima. All those button cards sealed the deal for me, and I decided to create a slimline folio tutorial for my first Throwback Thursday of 2023. I’ll share the first half of the vieo tutorial with you today, and then the second part next week.
The folio base measures 4 1/4″ x 8″ x 1/2″. Once I was finished making it, I wished I had scored a 3/4″ or even a 1″ spine to accommodate all the layers inside. So bear that in mind when you make your base and score accordingly. Thankfully, I added a ribbon closure that holds everything together nicely.
Sewing Ephemera Extravaganza!
Oh, but I did have fun pulling out all kinds of sewing embellishments and ephemera for this project!
A Peek Inside
One of the things I enjoyed while making this slimline folio was the opportunity to use up scraps left from previous My Sweet projects. I also found lots of ways to use up the little bits and bobs of pretty paper. Some were turned into pockets, some into tags and some into embellishments.
I think you will enjoy learning how to create this simple accordion fold folio base in today’s tutorial. Once we’ve made the base, we’ll create about half of the inside pages together. Next week, we’ll work on the inside pages and the cover.
This interactive folio does have room for quite a few photos, but it’s also lovely as a lap book.
And of course it is filled with all kinds of flips and flaps…and even some fun surprises that you’ll see next week!
Prima My Sweet Slimline Accordion Folio Tutorial on YouTube
If you ‘d like to follow along and learn how to create this pretty little folio base, I hope you’ll enjoy this YouTube tutorial.
Remember, you don’t have to use these papers to make your folio. Anything you have in your stash that you love will work out just fine.
So do your “homework” and get this first part of the folio made this week. Then we’ll finish the job next week. Sound like a plan?
You’ll find a linked supply list below this post.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
- Prima My Sweet
- 5/8″ Coral Rose Checked Ribbon
- Bits and Bobs from my stash