Friday, 25 September 2009

Stitching Galore

Hooray... something I can do!
Simon Says
wants you to 'Stitch It Up' this week.
I always machine stitch my cards,
but you can also hand sew, or fake it and use a pen.
There's a great set of DT work on the blog,
for you to look at, to give you some inspiration.

If you haven't used your sewing machine on card,
give it a go.
It's very easy and I didn't have to alter any tensions or
anything on my machine.
Just practice on a piece of card first.
I use either a straight stitch or a zig-zag,
as I find the fancy stitches on my machine don't really work very well.
A good tip is to always use white cotton on your bobbin
and just change your spool colour.
The white shouldn't show through.

Stamp - Stamposaurus, Lazy Ellie
coloured with copics.
Design Paper - My Mind's Eye, Bloom & Grow
Card candy and sentiment from Craftwork Cards.


Penni said...

You know what Caroline, I can't sew for Toffee!!!! But I am seriously considering getting a sewing machine for my card making and then hopefully my confdence will grow and I'll be able to repair & shorten clothes etc.

I always used to get my mum to do this, but sadly she passed away last December, so I'm having to be more self-suffcient - she would probably despair at my efforts, but I will do it and make her proud!!

Great card by the way - I'm so busy going on about sewing I nearly forget to say LOL !!!

Have a great weekend.


Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Caroline :-) I am quite handy with a machine so have no excuse for faking it on my creation :-( I should have dusted the cobwebs off it eh !! ;-)
Fabulous card !The image and papers you used are lovely and your sewing looks just fantastic ! :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh gorgeous card Caroline! I love all your sewing - I don't have a sewing machine and love the effect of sewing on cards so have to hand stitch all mine and it takes AGES! Guess what's on my wish list for Christmas...!

Julie said...

A lovely card, I'm very impressed with how neat your stitching is on the circle. I don't have room to keep my sewing machine out and it most of the time I feel it's more effort than it's worth to get it out. said...

Gorgeous card and stitching! I really like the stitching leading to the brads too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!


debby4000 said...

Adorable cute card, sweet image and beautiful colours.
Thanks for joining Simon Says Challenge this week.