Before you start sewing on your scrapbook page, you need to have the layers you are going to sew tacked together. The more you can keep adhesives out of the path of the needle, the better – so try to tack photos and papers at their centers or away from where the stitching is going to take place. For those of you who have decorative stitches on your machine you can really spice up your layout. My favorite stitches to use are “straight”, “scalloped” and “zig-zag”.
Find some favorite scraps of fabric, a few sewing notions and you can create this card in minutes. The card base measures 6.5"x5", the pink mat is 6.25"x4.75", the green mat is 4.5"x4.5" and the small stitched fabric squares are 2"x2". I stitched the green mat onto the pink mat and then the fabric squares are stitched onto the green mat. The sentiment is on a 3.5"x.75" piece of striped patterned paper on top of a 1"x3.75" green mat and then another 1.5"x4.5" piece of striped patterened paper. A few sewing notions and a stick pin through the sentiment add the extra touch! Perfect card for a "quilting" friend!
This week I am hosting the challenge at Let's Scrap so why don't you head on over, sign up and take my challenge. Use fabric and stitching on a layout or card. If you don’t have a sewing machine, don’t worry…. faux stitching lines with a pen look just as nice. This is what I came up with using one of the Let's Scrap card sketches by Debby.