Microcrafts: Tiny Treasures to Make and Share
Margaret McGuire, Alicia Kachmar, Katie Hatz
Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub
It is a small world, after all!
Here are step-by-step instructions for making tiny teddy bears, little ladybugs, petite porcupines, itsy-bitsy bikinis, and much, much more! Microcrafts shows crafters how to create dozens of miniature treasures, each no larger than a spool of thread. No previous crafting experience or pricey materials are necessary—just a love of all things small!
folding the scrap paper in half to measure ½ by 1⅛ inches. Open the paper and lay it on foam or cardboard. Using an awl or pushpin, punch 5 holes in the fold. (Mark the top with a pencil so you know which way is up.) Use the template and the awl to punch 5 holes into the fold of each signature and endpaper. Keep track of the top of each so that the holes align when you sew everything together. Make the book block by aligning and sewing together the endpapers and signatures, following the
lollipop stick by trimming a toothpick to the desired length. Insert the sharp end into the coil; if you want to hang your charm, insert an eye pin into the end opposite from the stick. Bake according to the directions on the polymer clay package. Allow to cool. Coat with clear nail polish and allow to dry. After baking, you can remove the eye pin, dip it in strong bonding glue, and reinsert it. Chocolate Flatten balls of brown clay into pancakes and then wrap each around
easy to attach earring backs. Trace the button from the kit onto the cardboard and neatly cut out the circle. This makes a template “window” that you can place over your fabric to see what the finished design will look like. frame your pattern Trace a circle onto 2 identical pieces of fabric, using the cardboard template. Cut out the shapes. Place the fabric, right side down, inside the plastic shell from the kit. Place the button blank inside the shell over the fabric. Fold the excess
using this diagram as a reference. placement guide Embroider the leaves and flowers (as shown in the photo) using a backstitch and French knots. Leave space around the edges so the stitches won’t show on the sides of the pendant. Embroider separately the leaves that overlap the edges of the pendant. Be sure not to pull too tightly as you sew because tight stitches may cause the pendant front to curl or lose its shape. Decorate any bare areas of the pendant using French knots, if desired.
bookshelves or give to your friends. SUPPLIES 1 8-by-5¾-in sheet of office paper craft knife and cutting mat ruler 2 1¾-by-1⅛-in sheets of decorative paper 1 1-by-1⅛-in sheet of scrap paper foam or cardboard scrap awl or sturdy pushpin nylon thread and embroidery needle 1 2-by-1¼-in (at least) piece of thick card stock or thin board craft glue 1 2¾-by-1¾-in sheet of decorative paper (for the cover) wax paper scraps (optional) Make the book’s interior by folding the 8-by-5¾-inch