Wednesday, April 14, 2010

How to make your own Doily

Good morning every one! It is an honor and  pleasure to be a "Sassy Lady" and I want to thank Sheila for inviting me to be part of her amazing blog venture. My demo today is about "making your own paper doily".

Cut a 9" circle.

Cut 2" strips of another paper. I cut 4 and had left over pieces.

Ink the edges softly.

Cut every two scallop. Fold them in half as if you were making a pleat.

Start gluing them unto your circle. Make sure they overlap, this way  you can follow the "circle shape".

This is what it looks like when you have glued them all the way around.

I sewed it with a zig zag stitch.

This is what it looks like after you sewed it. I did it about 1/4 ' from the edge to give it more dimension.

Voila! This is the page I made with my "handmade Doily". Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Do no hesitate to write to me if you have any questions at: Please visit Sheila at for more amazing tutorials. Happy Wednesday!


  1. BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for the tutorial....I may just have to go buy a sewing machine now, lol.

  2. What a pleasure to get up and see this beautiful design!!! I love it, and it is something I would not have thought of on my own! BEAUTIFUL! And the layout is great! What a beautiful coulple they are! Now I need to go back on shesasassylady and comment on that too as I didn't even make it that far when I commented there..... LOVE IT!

  3. Thank you for sharing this tut. Your doiles are beautiful, and I cant wait to try one of these.

  4. OhMyHeck!!!!
    How awesome!!! This solves everything!!!
    cut the paper up...genius...I have been trying to make the punch go in a circle...sometimes I amaze myself with how little I think!

    p.s. Do you have an online forum home?
    If not, I would love to get to know you better over at ScrapGal!! No pressure =)

  5. I have done this to make flowers but never dreamed of enlarging it to make a doily! You'll be seeing one on one of my pages soon I'm sure! thanks for the tute .. very helpful to cut the strips in smaller parts! Have a fab day!

  6. This is beautiful!!! Can't wait to get home to try it out!!!!

  7. fabulous tutorial!! love your lo too :)

  8. Great tutorial, Bea - thanks for sharing!!!

  9. fab tutorial ! thanks for sharing ! great use of it on your layouts ! ;)

  10. Thank you for your visit and warm comment! I appreciate that!

    Have a wonderful day and God Bless You!

    I'll be seeing you!

  11. what a lovely project. Absolutely adorable. And what an apt mat for the lovely couple. The title is so evocative too. Just one word but what a punch. Lovely. I should thank sassylady for having you on as a designer and thus helping me know your blog.
    Great job

  12. Beautiful layout. Thank you for your great tutorial.