Thursday, 14 March 2013

Chevrons!

...are everywhere  and being the lazy crafter that I am I wanted a chevron  punch....could I find one? No! but I do have a few square punches .... so here's how to make quick chevrons..
Cut a strip of paper the same width (or less) than the width of your square punch.

 
Draw a line along the length of the strip in the middle, then mark equal distances.. this determines the width of your chevrons... I used the marks on the craft mat as a guide. Do this on the wrong side.

 
Put the strip in the punch diagonally, lining up the centre horizontal line with the corner and the vertical lines with the sides.. punch..discard the punched piece..  

 
Line up the lines on the strip as before and punch...flick the pointed ends of the paper out of the way of the punch or you will cut off the points..... there's your first chevron!

 
This will work with any size of square punch and any width of paper ( as long as it's not wider than your punch)


15 comments:

Sarah said...

I do have chevron punches, but this is super clever and I could have saved myself the expense!

Sue said...

ok so what did you do with them after all that faffing about?:-):-)

Tinkertaylor said...

really neat

Deborah said...

That's so clever. Do show us what you do with them.

Sid said...

Great technique Effie ..... no need for a chevron punch now !!

susibee said...

Great idea, thanks for sharing.

Katherine (sutty) said...

Thank you what a super tutorial :)

gillyb's crafting blog said...

brilliant tutorial thank you for that JUST bought a square punch to make the ribbon type ends on the paper strips - but to make chevrons, never thought of that, thanks again.

Karen said...

Thanks for sharing this ~ it is so cool :) and very well explained. Off to dust off my square punches :D

Sue said...

clever !! Thanks :)

Elizabeth Richards said...

great tutorial thanks for sharing. now where is my square punch :)

Lottie said...

What a clever idea! I love the patterns you can create with a chevron.

Angelnorth said...

Great use of a square punch!

Chris said...

That is so clever, I love it!

Karen Ives said...

Such a clever idea, off to have a go!
Karen

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