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Fiskars Sewing on Paper
Add a homespun touch to paper crafting projects!
- Time:1 hour
1Note: stitching on paper can dull needles rather quickly, so it might be helpful to get new needles exclusively for paper crafting projects. Adding a dab of nail polish to the needles you use for paper crafting projects makes it easy to tell the needles apart.
2Prepare cards and layouts as desired, if you have not made them already.
3Secure your stitches. If you are stitching on heavyweight paper (like cardstock), go ahead and backstitch. If you are sewing patterned paper, its better to add a bit of acid free tape to the back of the layout. Backstitching may tear thinner paper stocks. Stitch over borders for extra interest.
4Adding a row of straight stitching over a border is a great way to add interest & texture. To help secure the border, use a bit of adhesive. Be careful not to use too much, or it may gum up on your needles.
5Play with the decorative stitch options on your machine. Almost any stitch will look great on your paper crafting projects.
6Add buttons or other small embellishments as desired. (Tip: you may find reverting to hand stitching using a thicker needle, such as an upholstery needle, works well). For extra oomph, switch to embroidery thread for your hand stitched elements.