Authentique & Helmar

Authentique Paper and Helmar are teaming up this week to bring you tons of inspiration using Authentique Paper products and Helmar adhesives!

After you check out Jeannie's post (below), be sure to head on over to the Helmar blog to find out what the talented members of their Design Team have created.

Here is Jeannie with today's project:

I have this wonderful sewing book called One Yard Wonders!  It has some fabulous ideas and they are all for fabric.  But, I had an idea awhile ago that I wanted to try and take a pattern, shrink it and make it with paper.  I decided to try this with an apron pattern from this book.

Here I have all my pattern pieces cut out and ready to go.

Using Helmar's Premium Craft Glue I tapped my seam allowances down.  The Premium Craft Glue was perfect since 1, it dries very quickly and 2, after it is dried I can sew on small amounts of it without gumming up my sewing needle.  HOORAY!!

 For attaching the ruffle I used Helmar's Quick Fix Permanent Adhesive Runner.

I just slid the runner across the top of my piece..

..and scrunched my paper up to make the ruffle. 
 The Quick Fix Runner kept the ruffle right in place.

Here you can see that I have added the bodice/bib and waist band.
I then added a paper bias to the sides.

Here is the finished apron, now I need to add the pockets.

Because I wanted the pockets to stand-out a little, I used some 1/4" Zap Dots on the top of the pocket and then some Professional Acid Free Glue on the bottom of the pocket.  This made the pockets look slightly puffy, which is what I wanted.

To curl the apron strings, I wound them around something and them lightly coated them with a dab of the
Professional Acid Free Glue.

All done, can you see how the Professional Acid Free Glue made the curl stay in the paper?  
Fabulous stuff!

For my card base, since I was using my machine, I used just a dab of glue from my Helmar's Quick Fix Permanent Adhesive Runner.  You would NOT want this adhesive to come in contact with your sewing machine needle, it is very sticky and would cause major problems. 

 I only used the adhesive to tack down the middles of all my background papers to secure them as I did the sewing.

For the card sentiment, I just used scraps that I had.  Even the leftovers from my ICONS, make perfect borders for small things like tags.

To adhere my items to the card front, I used the 1/2" Zap Dots on the backs of the apron and tag.

Here is the final product!

My mini apron card.

This would make a perfect Mother's day card, don't you think?

Here is a close up of the apron.

I am so happy my idea worked!  Now I will be scouring through my patterns to see what else would be fun to make out or paper!

Thanks for visiting today.  I am very grateful to Helmar for the use of their awesome adhesives.  The Helmar products really made this project do-able!
I hope you  have enjoyed this tutorial.


  1. This is just 'sew' cute!! Adorable!!

  2. Adorable! Great idea to covert a fabric piece into paper!

  3. What a wonderful tutorial! Beautiful, and fun project Jennie! Thanks for sharing!!!

  4. I am in awe. That is sensational. Yum!

  5. OH MY that is AWESOME!! Thanks for sharing. Have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim
    kimnsammy at gmail dot com

  6. That is just the cutest thing ever!!

  7. wow this is a real beauty!
    love it : )))

  8. Amazing card and thank you for showing us the products you used so we can make this also!

  9. What a stunning card! Any Mother would be honored to receive this!

  10. I like the colors and amazing tutorial. It would make a great mother's day card.

  11. What a great idea! I think I will be going through my patterns soon!

  12. Hi Jeannie! Your project is stunning! I love the colours and that you had an idea and then figured out a way to make it work out for you. Amazing!
    Karen :)

  13. Now you need to make a life-size version for yourself--its so cute!

  14. That is the cutest thing I have seen! Love it!

  15. This card and that apron are adorable and so creative! I love stepping outside the paper box like this!!!! TFS!!!

  16. What a clever idea! The card is absolutely adorable and would make a great birthday card too.


  17. That was really a nice share.. Thanks.. It was very useful....Super Glue or Cyanoacrylate.


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