Sewing and scrapbooking do not have to be two separate hobbies. One of the quickest ways to add texture and interest to a scrapbook page or greeting card is to simply run it through your sewing machine. If you are intimidated by machine stitching or if you do not own a sewing machine, you can easily learn to hand-stitch interesting designs on your scrapbook pages and cards to acheive the same effect. The articles listed below will teach you everything you need to know to get started stitching on your paper crafting projects and also give you lots of new ideas for using sewing as a scrapbook page or greeting card embellishment.
If you are at all familiar with a sewing machine then it will be quick and easy for you to start sewing on your scrapbook pages. This article shows you in step by step photos everything you need to know to begin including what stitch length to use and ideas for where on the page to sew.
Did you know that simple, straight-line, machine sewing can actually help you make your scrapbook page more dimensional? This Hearts and Love scrapbook page shows you that by stitching right down the center of a simple page embellishment, you can then fold it up the sides to make it 3-D.
Teresa Collins Designs
Butterflies also look great on scrapbook pages when they have been stitched down the center with machine or hand stitching. This article shows you many ways to use butterflies on your pages and also gives you a set of free butterfly patterns.
The page shown here is from Teresa Collins Designs.
4. Hand-Stitching on Scrapbook Pages - Instructional Video
Sometimes it is easier to follow step by step instructions when you can see the steps in a video. This scrapbook video shows you just how easy it is to add hand stitching to your scrapbook pages. A needle and some cross-stitch floss is really all you need to get started. The video shows you how you can use things that you find around the house to make a "stitching template" (traced line) on your pages for your stitching to follow. You might also like to read the printed version of this article to go along with the video. You can find that here: Hand Stitching on Scrapbook Pages.
Hand-stitching is perhaps the easiest way to add sewing to your scrapbook pages, greeting cards, and other paper crafting projects. While machine stitching is faster, hand-stitching require very few supplies and tools and can literally be done by anyone. This article shows you six creative ways to use hand stitching on your scrapbook pages.
The Sew Easy tool helps you quickly add hand stitching to your scrapbook pages and greeting cards. The Sew Easy Stamper lets you add the look of stitching with out having to break out a needle and floss and do any actual hand stitching. This article shows you exactly how these tools work so that you can pick which one is right for you.