I have never tried to sew on cards before. I've seen beautiful hand stitching on paper, and have always wanted to try it. However, when I heard about using a sewing machine to stitch on a card....I knew that was what I was looking for. Check out these cards I made yesterday...
I was a little late with the Mother's Day's Cards, so I really needed to finish these so I can get them in the mail!
*Thread to match your paper (or white is always good)
*Needle (I just used a Universal Regular Pint Needle, Size 11)
*Glue or Glue Dots
Start by grabbing all your supplies. Then spend some time cutting out your scrapbook paper.
Now for the fun part~sewing! For the cards shown in this tutorial, I used a zig-zag stitch and set the length and width to what my machine suggested.
When you finish with the outside square, cut the strings on the front and back as close as you can to the card..
Now for the inside of your card. Some of you may not like being able to see the stitching on the back of the front cover. I actually kind of like it. As long as your stitching is neat, I think it's fine.
If you are using a brown card like this one, you will have to insert a nice square section for people to write their note on.
I also made this card today. To make the flower below, I did free motion stitching, After stitching, i noticed that the back actually looks neater than the front, so that is what you see below. I used a pink thread in the needle and white thread in the bobbin. (Just b/c I was to lazy to change out the bobbin. I had never done this before, so I was thrilled to get such good results on my first try. I then used a colored pencil to fill in the flower.
I think the possibilities are endless with stitching on paper. I want to try this out with my pressed flower cards and with my framed pressed flower art.
I'll try to do a write-up on free motion stitching. I also used some free motion on this bag I made. I am no expert, but it is so much fun! Everyone needs to try it.
Thanks for visiting! If you have any question please leave me a comment below. I'd love to know if any of you have tried this before. If you want to follow my blog, just click on the tab to your right. You will receive updates anytime I make something new.
If you liked this post, you might also like, http://ginascraftcorner.blogspot.com/2013/05/more-stitching-on-cards.html.
Now go find a corner and start crafting!
Grace and Peace,
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