I made this rainbow paper garland on a grey summers day and now the days are drawing in it’s really coming into it’s own and doing a wonderful job of brightening our home up.
It’s really easy to make and costs next to nothing but you’ll definitely need a sewing machine and a couple of hours worth of patience. I took hundreds of photo’s of this and none of them do it justice – please believe me when I say it’s stunning!
Click the “read more” link below for a really quick how-to.
All you need to do is cut lots of strips of paper and sew along the centre point. Mine measured 8 x 1cm. Make sure you mark the halfway point before cutting your strips out and then you’ll know where to sew.
You will need:
♥ Sewing machine
♥ Craft knife and cutting boards (or scissors)
1. First you need to begin by cutting lots of strips of paper. I used a craft knife and cutting board to speed the process up. My strips measured 8 x 1cm. TIP: Make sure you mark the halfway point before cutting your strips out and then you’ll know where to sew. You can just about see the line on the picture below!
The paper I used was from a paperchase notebook. I can’t find mention of the weight of the paper but it wasn’t that heavy…….I would say about the same weight as the regular white paper you would put in your printer.
2. Then you just need to sew. I simply fed the strips into the machine one by one. I thought it was going to be a bit tricky but it wasn’t at all. Occasionally I ‘dropped’ a stitch between the strips but this didn’t seem to make any difference to the end result.