Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Sewing Technique

If you love the look of stitching on your page but have trouble drawing shapes, letters, or numbers, here is a great technique. Use chipboard to help you create perfect shapes, letters, and numbers.

On this layout I wanted to sew stars on my page. Unfortunately I am not great at hand drawing stars so I used the negative space from chipboard to create them.

First, trace the shape on your layout.

Second, use a hole piercer to pierce holes along your shape. Don't worry about leaving the same amount of space between each hole. It will still look great when you're finished!

Finally, stitch along the holes using a back stitch.

See, easy as pie and you don't have to posses a talent for drawing perfect, symmetrical shapes, letters, or numbers.

Here is the finished layout:

So pull out your chipboard and start sewing today! The possibilities are endless!!


Nathalie said...

Even though I have a hard time seeing them on the last photo of your double layout, I think this is an awesome tip that I will surely use at some point!!! Thanks Chrissy!

Carrie said...

This is a great idea. I would have never thought of it. U R so creative!

Charlene said...

That seems easy enough! Is that scrapper's floss? I'm not sure what to use to stitch it up. Thanks!