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« on: August 29, 2010 04:13:27 PM »

My boyfriend is a bit of a musicphile so I bought him a record player for his birthday since his philosophy is that vinyl always sounds better and more authentic. His dad then gave us all of his old records which are just sitting in a pile beneath the player. Some of the album covers had great art so I tried to figure out a way to display them but also keep them protected and usable. I had looked online for something I could purchase and didn't find anything so I thought for a while and and voila! This is my solution!

(excuse the crappy flash flare)

I used a lightweight plastic that I found at JoAnne's similar to a shower curtain and then created pockets for the records. The pocket openings are facing the wall so it looks streamlined and like the records are trapped in the plastic but the records can still be easily removed.

I folded the top so that it could handle the weight and added grommets for hanging. As you can see though the plastic is sagging a little bit since the stitch was straight.

Here is a close-up of the zigzag stitch I used

And another angle.

I'm happy with the way it turned out and my boyfriend loves it too. It has a few flaws here and there but it gives it personality.

« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2010 04:24:04 PM »

What a GREAT idea. I'm loving what you did! You blended two of my favorite things, functionality and aesthetics.
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2010 06:12:20 PM »

Ooooh. This is awesome! Did you have any issues sewing the plastic? What did you use? I've heard of people using things like paper and such since plastic is so slippy-slidy. I might have to make one of these. My husband and I have a nice record collection ourselves and I largely fear for the 45's, as there's a stack of them without sleeves. It wouldn't be as pretty as yours, but it'd be... fitting, for us. Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2010 06:53:13 PM »

cool idea!

You might be able to stick another hook in the between each set that you have now to help with the sagging issue. Either way I think it looks great wish I had some records so I could do it lol.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2010 07:00:21 PM by sultrykitten » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2010 05:52:24 PM »

This looks terrific! I really like the idea of using records as art! So many album covers are so neat! Great project! Grin
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