Fiskars Sewing on Paper

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by Katrina Simeck, Fiskars

Fiskars Sewing on Paper

Add a homespun touch to paper crafting projects!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Note: 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.
  • 2
    Prepare cards and layouts as desired, if you have not made them already.
  • 3
    Secure your stitches. If you are stitching on heavyweight paper (like cardstock), go ahead and backstitch. If you are sewing patterned paper, it’s 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.
  • 4
    Adding 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.
  • 5
    Play with the decorative stitch options on your machine. Almost any stitch will look great on your paper crafting projects.
  • 6
    Add 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.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Cardstock and/or Patterned Paper of Your Choice in Your Choice of Sizes and Colors (optional - see step 2)
  • Acid Free Tape (optional - see step 3)
  • Blumenthal Lansing Big Bag of Buttons in Coordinating Colors
  • Sewing Needles and Thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • Embroidery Thread and Upholstery Needles