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Sewing: it’s not just for fabric anymore! One of my favorite techniques is to sew on my paper crafting projects. Sometimes it is with my sewing machine and sometimes it is by hand. I love the texture and dimension that results from sewing on a project. The idea of running your project through a sewing machine may sound a little intimidating at first, but once you try it you will be hooked! It is not even necessary to have a sewing machine as you can sew on your project by hand with just a needle and embroidery floss.
I have rounded up some of my favorite tutorials from the web to help get you started if this is a technique you haven’t tried before. If you have sewn on a project, there’s something for you here too as I am sharing some of my favorite papercrafting projects that include sewing and stitching on them!
If you are like me, you probably have one of every crafting tool there is, including a sewing machine. I do use my machine for sewing the occasional skirt for my daughter in addition to using it for my papercrafting projects. If you are using your machine to do both fabric and paper, there are some great tips in the following links you will want to ensure you follow. For example, using your needle on paper will dull it so you will want to have separate needles for sewing on fabric and paper. Check out the rest of the tutorials below to get you started.
Don’t have a sewing machine? No problem, you can still sew on your scrapbook layouts and cards and you probably already have everything you need! Add a personal touch by adding your handwriting to a project or use traditional embroidery techniques to add texture to your cards.
Sew Much Inspiration
Now that you know everything there is to know about sewing and stitching on your papercrafting projects, here are some favorite projects to give you some inspiration and get you started.
Have you ever sewn on a papercrafting project?
I started scrapping in 2006 and was quickly addicted!I was an avid scrapper until late summer of 2010 when we started our adoption journey, at that point I was overwhelmed with paperwork (and emotions!) and I had to put something on the back burner in my life but I knew I would eventually come back to it.
We welcomed our daughter home from China in December of 2011 and a few months later I found my groove again and pulled out all of those supplies that had been tucked away.
I started out scrapping again doing traditional layouts, but at the beginning of this year I jumped into Project Life and I love it!
When I’m not scrapping I am usually spending time with our daughters which means library time, going on walks, thrifting (they love it as much as I do!) or watching Kung Fu Panda for the millionth time.I also have an Etsy shop Panda Eight Designs where I sell scrapbooking flair that I design.