Scrapbook Paper Piecing Instructions

If you are a scrapbook enthusiast, then you will definitely want to use these scrapbook paper piecing instructions to learn more. Though scrapbook paper piecing is not new, it is one of the latest scrapbooking crazes.

Scrapbook paper piecing is the art of using various weights, colors, and styles of paper to create unique embellishments for your scrapbooks. To ensure that your design is completed accurately, you will need to follow scrapbook paper piecing instructions thoroughly. With scrapbook paper piecing instructions, you can make certain that your finished product will accurately resemble your template or pattern.

You can also save your paper piecing patterns and use them continuously. Scrapbook paper piecing are cut individually, and then assembled together to create the finished design. It is very similar to using various cut pieces of fabric to create quilts; only this is using paper instead of fabrics. In fact, some people even use quilting patterns for their scrapbook paper piecing designs. However, you can use any type of pattern as long as you adapt it and cut out each piece individually.

Here are scrapbook paper piecing instructions to ensure that your embellishments are crafted with excellence.

Scrapbook Paper Piecing Instructions


Stiff Paper
Paper Piecing Patterns
Felt Tip Pen
Colored Paper
Card Stock or other paper of choice

  1. The first step is to choose your pattern. There are a number of different patterns that you can use. You may purchase a precut paper piecing pattern, or create one yourself. There are also numerous paper piecing patterns available for download on the Internet.

  2. After you have selected your pattern, you will need to ensure that it is transferred to stiff paper. It is important that the paper that you choose for your paper piecing pattern is sturdy enough to withstand tracing and storage, so that you may use your scrapbook paper piecing patterns repeatedly.

  3. Once you have transferred your scrapbook paper piecing patterns onto the paper, carefully cut out all of your pattern pieces.

  4. Now that you have all of your paper piecing patterns cut out, you will trace around the edges of your patterns with chalk on colored cardstock, or the paper of your choice.

  5. After you have traced all of your paper piecing patterns on your desired paper, carefully cut out all of your pattern pieces.

  6. Once all of your paper tracings have been cut, you will either need to use them or store them in a safe manner to prevent them from becoming damaged. Make sure that if you need to store them, that they remain flat. This will insure the patterns' edges do not curl or become damaged.

  7. When you are ready to embellish your scrapbook pages with your paper piecing, you will first glue your paper piecing together. Make sure to let your imagination run wild and use any type of embellishments that you would like for your finished piecing to have.

  8. The next step is to perform what is called inking or chalking. This is where you use a felt tipped pen, chalk, or even markers to add depth to the paper piecing by tracing around the outline of the shape. You can use markers and felt tip pens to add details as well. With chalk, trace around the edge of your piece, and then smudge or blend in the chalking. This adds depth to your finished piece.

    Want a challange? Use a zig zag stitch on your sewing machine to "join" the pieces together. Find more tips for sewing in your scrapbook here.

  9. Once your scrapbook paper piecing is complete and assembled, it is time to adhere it to your scrapbooking page. Simply glue your paper piecing where you would like it to go.

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