A Little about Tattered Inspirations

Tattered Inspirations is a little business which aims to provide products with a vintage heart to use in your crafts - be it scrapbooking, card making or other crafty pursuits.

The Tattered Inspirations shop is here
Tattered Inspirations

Markets - we will keep you informed as we have no idea when we will be able ot go to the Old Bus Depot due to their rennovations. once I know I will pop it here :)

The business is only tiny and is not in any way out to make lots of money but rather to offer products to compliment the usual supplies available by big companies.

The Design Team Rachel Walsh, Belinda Comerford, Kathy Marchant, Daniella Tassone and Suzie Lowe creatively use the products to show people what can be done - and I treasure their input and design work immensly.

Thank you for dropping by, we aim to encourage and inspire you to do something different out of your comfort zone, in new and exciting ways.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

What Mandy and Michelle did with the Vintage Seam Binding

It seems that we are just loving the stuff - and are finding a myriad of uses for this amazing versatile fabric. Seam binding is made of rayon and takes up dye beautifully! So it is often variegated and I scrunch it for further effect.

Hand dyed vintage seam binding

Mandy Dodd - the Shabby Chic Queen herself was kind enough to agree to my request to use some seam binding on her work recently - I am sure you will agree that they are outstanding!!

Got What it Takes
By Mandy Dodd

Mandy uses the ribbon as it comes on the card - scrunched
Loving those bows!!

Shopping Day
By Mandy Dodd

Mandy has tied a bow with three colours of the seam binding.... very pretty!

In my newsletter for January - I spoke about how to use it!
Thankfully Michelle loves it and suggested she play with it as an example so here is what Michelle did!

Happy Birthday Card
By Michelle Lark - Tattered Inspirations Design Team

Seam Binding used on a tag and ruffled with cotton thread and gathered

Remember Life's Treasures Card
By Michelle Lark - Tattered Inspirations Design Team

Using the seam binding to make a bow around flowers
So beautifully feminine!

Off the Page Pencil Tin
By Michelle Lark - Tattered Inspirations Design Team

Off the Page Pencil Tin detail
By Michelle Lark - Tattered Inspirations Design Team

Using a floppy bow on top of a Monet Inspired Bloom with a pin and brad

And lastly Michelle used the seam binding for the ruffle on this gorgeous layout she did for the ARTastic Challenge... Love this pic of Michelle and the beautiful Deb Clark!

Celebrating Friendship
By Michelle Lark - Tattered Inspirations Design Team
And ARTastic Design Team Member

Now that should give you some inspiration!!
Hope you have lots of fun with hand dyed vintage seam binding

Lots of love


  1. Wow Carol, what clever chickies using your hand dyed vintage seam binding so beautifully! All are such magnificents LO's & as for Shelee's pencil tin - heavens it is so pretty!

  2. it all looks so great hey?? love this stuff - can't wait for more to arrive from OS!!!

  3. OMG I love this!!! Will you have some more to sell???

  4. certainly I am goign to keep this in my shop - just about to photograph the very last 3 cards worth

    Then hopefully the shipment form the UK will be in by the weekend!

    Lots of love

  5. okay they are up girls - oonly 3 cards - all the same colours - beautiful and easy to use - a little differenct from the ones the girls used - a little thiicker fabris and thinner in width but oh so beautiful !!!

  6. I love the way Mandy used 3 and tied them together. You'll have to be quick ladies - it sells out really fast ..... oh and have lots of fun creating!

    Michelle :)

  7. They are as beautiful in real life as they look in the photos too!!

    Your layouts, cards and OTPs are just beautiful Shelee and Mandy!!