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How to Attach Fabric Samples into a Sketchbook

Place pieces of fabric in a sketchbook either to show off a creation or to enhance a picture. This is especially useful if you are designing an article of clothing or textile. You can glue any type of textile in a sketchbook, but thicker fabrics will stress the bind of the sketchbook. If you plan to use several pieces of thick fabric, such as faux fur, use a spiral-bound book to prevent damage. A spiral-bound book will also provide enough "give" to prevent flattening the fabric.

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  1. Cut the piece of fabric to the proper size. Use scissors designated for cutting fabric to ensure a sharp, clean cut.

  2. Apply Super Glue around the edges of the back side of the fabric.

  3. Lay the fabric piece on the paper in the sketchbook. Run a finger along the edge to press the glue into place. Super Glue dries quickly.

  4. Write down the date or any other information around the fabric with a fine-tipped marker.

  5. Warning

    Applying glue to the centre or inner part of the fabric will create a hard dent in the cloth.

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Things You'll Need

  • Scissors
  • Super Glue
  • Fine-tipped marker

About the Author

Racheal Ambrose started writing professionally in 2007. She has worked for the minority publishing company Elite Media Group Inc., Ball Bearings online magazine, "Ball State Daily News" and "The Herald Bulletin." Her articles focus on minority and women's issues, children, crafts, housekeeping and green living. Ambrose holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Ball State University.

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