Folded Chevrons Technique: the tutorial

Today I’m super excited to be able to share my new Folded Chevrons Technique with you. If you stopped by yesterday, you’ll have seen my latest project and it uses my new technique. If you missed it, here’s the link.

Chevrons are a fun and trendy motif these days and I love using them but seriously, they can be a bit of a headache to make. A lot of measuring or placing triangles together or using a temple…etc. etc. etc. I wanted to create a chevron border but thought that there must be a better way. An idea popped into my mind and the other day I finally got time to try it out. I’m pretty excited with it. Easy measuring cutting and folding will give you perfect chevrons and I love the super clean edges of the folded angles.

To make this tutorial really easy to follow, I’ve created it in video form for you. Enjoy!

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Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!

38 Responses to Folded Chevrons Technique: the tutorial

  1. that rocks! LOVE it! :) Thanks for sharing the tutorial! :)

  2. What a great tutorial! And, how easy this seems…why didn’t the rest of us think of this??? Julis, please know that will be using this technique often, since I love the look of chevrons, but don’t have a stamp.

  3. Genius! I love how you took something that is even difficult to draw and turned it in to something that is easy enough that even I will try it! Thanks so much!

  4. Awesome!! Thanks for sharing and doing the video :)

  5. That was so cool, I gotta try it, thanks for the great tutorial.

  6. Leslie Costello

    Very nice!

  7. What a fab idea, made easy by following your tutorial. Than you very much.

  8. Julia, that is an AWESOME tutorial! Brilliant technique!!

  9. That’s so easy I can do it!! Thanks!!

  10. I think I can do that. Love the tutorial.

  11. THANK YOU! This is a fantastic tutorial, I love it!

  12. Fab tutorial … I’m definitely going to give that a go! Thanks for sharing.

  13. Wonderful tutorial! Thanks for making chevrons so easy.

  14. laura huffman

    oh my, genius. love how easy that is. thanks so much for sharing such a cool idea. so going to do this.
    Happy Easter.

  15. popped across from Daphne blog – fantastic video and you made it look so easy too.

  16. Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing it. I “pinned” it :)

  17. Such a great tutorial! Found it on Pinterest and had to try it! See the result on my blog: http://dapfniedesign.wordpress.com/2012/04/08/enjoying-the-view/
    Thanks a lot!

  18. Hi, love the video, it’s very clear thank-you. I folded some chevrons and posted here
    http://itsacreativeworld.typepad.com/its_a_creative_world/2012/04/fold-your-own-chevrons.html
    Great blog, I discovered you through Daphne above.
    Mandy McK

  19. Found the link to this great chevron tutorial via Stef’s Ingenious Inkling blog. Nice tutorial, thank you! Lotsa work but I love the finished look and will definitely give it a go. :)

  20. Just found your site! This is a fabulous tutorial. I can’t wait to try this technique and finish exploring your site.

  21. Thank you so much for this Chevron tutorial….Now I understand how people are doing it.

  22. WOW! Love it and can’t wait to do a page with chevrons. How very talented you are :) Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

  23. I just want to thank you for sharing this! What an amazing and yet easy technique to make these fun chevrons! Even I can do these. Thanks for sharing our talent and inspiration with us!

  24. Thank you for this wonderful tutorial. I am now going to try it myself. Linda x

  25. What a fabulous idea, and a great video tutorial to follow.
    I used your technique in a scrapbook layout I posted today on my blog. You can check it out here if you’re interested: http://onescrappydoctor.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/crazy-little-monkey.html
    I gave you proper credit of course!

  26. Thanks so much, this is great :)

  27. Okay that is one of the most cleaver things I’ve seen in such a long time. Thank you for sharing…off to share the link with all my friends!! Great job!

  28. Delaney Griggs

    What a brilliant idea! So creative, and your video makes it look easy. Thanks for sharing a very useful technique!

  29. Thank you so very much for sharing this! I really appreciate it as I would never have figured out this myself and LOVE me some Chevron!

  30. Great idea! I, too, like those clean, sharp edges. Thank you for sharing it.

  31. Julia, Just what I’ve been looking for ! Thanks for sharing a very useful video….Keep them coming. Kay

  32. This is REALLY cool Julia! Thanks for sharing, I’ll definitely be using this in the future!

  33. Wow this is great. Now I don’t have to go out and buy a die. Thank you so much – great tutorial!

  34. you totally rock, julia. way to be so inspired. i like this over a die-cut strip because it’s got some sturdiness and heft to it, adding dimension. i really like the thought of stitching across the entire strip. genius, girlie. pure genius. thank you for sharing!

  35. Brilliant!!!! Thank you so much for sharing your technique. I can’t wait to try it!

  36. Marilynn Michau

    so much fun – thanks for sharing

  37. This is the neatest thing. I have no brain wave that would think of these typw of things. That’s why I appreciate all you do. Thanks so much for one more great idea!!!

  38. Thanks soooo much for sharing!!! This is such a cool technique!! Can’t wait to try it!!

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