Believe it or not there are paper tape enthusiasts (Washi tape) out there collecting rolls and rolls of the stuff to have on hand for their creative projects. I have used Washi tape occasionally and while it is easy to use, it can be very difficult to find just the right colour and/or pattern for my projects. So, instead of wasting time trying to find the perfect match, I thought I would have a go at making my own. Not only can it be made with paper, but also with vellum, ribbon or fabric. Choosing the appropriate material can help you obtain your desired texture, pattern and colour in the finished design. Washi tape has a large number of uses. It can be used to make mini bunting, to attach photos, seal envelopes and gift bags and to decorate cards, gift tags and gift boxes.
To make it, all you need is 12mm double-sided tape, cotton fabric or paper, a rotary cutter or scissors, a ruler and cutting mat.
To create it, iron your fabric on a flat surface and apply the tape to the wrong side of the fabric. Lay the fabric right side down on the cutting mat, line up the edge of the ruler with the edge of the tape and cut with the rotary cutter. You should now have a strip of 12mm fabric-covered tape. Roll it up on an old spool and have it standing by for your next project.
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