I love the way Drs/Dentists and Opticians like to present an art installation for our contemplation in their waiting rooms... sorry if this isn't focussed but you get the idea.
I learnt how to use my sewing machine as a cutting tool when at college.
Now I have adapted the method to cut out repeat shapes... here a simple hexagon allows me to make the pages for a book with ratty edged leafs (and before you lambast me for the spelling, I mean as in Toronto Maple Leafs - both leafs or leaves are acceptable spellings, take your pick of the vegetation.)
I used some lightweight draftsman's paper, use a strong needle if you are going to do this and remove as much of the mechanism as you can (and don't hold me responsible if your machine clogs up - mine's a Bernina and they are work horses! that can be cleaned out thoroughly by even the less mechanical of us).
Your machine might not be so accommodating, especially if it has a horizontal bobbin case and race. Yikes aren't we getting technical now.
I think I am going to stain the pages with coffee it has to look aged and distressed. But that I will show you after Thanksgiving. But now is a good a time as any to show you the inspiration for The Book
Isn't it respect-demanding and gorgeous.