Question on sewing on scrapbook pgs or cards

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Posted 3/16/2013 by LizzieDerusha in General Scrappin'
 

LizzieDerusha
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Posted: 3/16/2013 10:40:46 AM
I would really like to start sewing on my pages and cards. But I don't know a good way to make it look cute or look right. Do you just sew each piece down? Do you sew around the perimeter? I'm sure there is no right or wrong answer but I still need some help! Could someone show me how? Thank you!


-Lizzie

thekatsmeow
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Posted: 3/16/2013 10:47:29 AM
I don't have the link but glitter girl just did a video about sewing on scrapbook pages. I do both, usually I sew around the page but sometimes i sew down each piece. it depends on what look i'm going for.



Xanthippe
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Posted: 3/16/2013 10:47:40 AM
I like sewing around the perimeter of background sheets, or on the sides or tops of labels and tags. Just be sure to practice with scrap pieces first to get the thread tension right.


Go for it!

girl231t
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Posted: 3/16/2013 10:50:30 AM
I haven't sewed on any scrapbook pages, just a few cards back in the day. That being said, I would suggest that you watch the Glitter Girl episode about sewing on scrapbook pages. I thought that she did a fantastic job showing some different sewing techniques. It's episode 11...hopefully the link below will take you there.

Glitter Girl Episode 11


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HoneyBee13
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Posted: 3/16/2013 11:08:22 AM
I just recently watched a yt vid by mercytiara
This one does also on most of here layouts kraftybuns starts sewing around 6.5 minutes.

You can sew on all of your layer, over alpha, repeat 3 lines on the edge of the main layer.

HTH



LizzieDerusha
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Posted: 3/16/2013 11:09:20 AM
Oh man thank you all!!!

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Posted: 3/16/2013 3:36:11 PM
I like sewing around the perimeter of pages, but precision can be tricky. I usually go around twice, since the first time is rarely precise. That second go-round adds some extra charm to the page. When sewing in lines -- such as across titles -- if the first try isn't satisfactory, I just go back and forth a few times. When I need something to be exact, I just go really r e a l l y slowly as I sew.



elaynef
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Posted: 3/16/2013 4:15:36 PM
I like to sew pockets on when I have some cards or letters or memorabilia that I want to include. I ususlly use vellum for a see through pocket and sew it onto cardstock or PP.


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Posted: 3/16/2013 6:14:00 PM
I like to stitch my embellishments, I have stitched details in trees, birds, flowers, swirls, clouds, the sun, waves- so many things. I'll try and upload some pics!

I just got the Amy Tan ones in the mail with the cityscape, feather, sun, etc- so excited to try them out!


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Posted: 3/16/2013 6:40:07 PM
I usually sew around the perimiter...screw it up and sew around it a few more times to make look like it was intentional to go around it 3 or 4 times, LOL!


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thekatsmeow
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Posted: 3/16/2013 11:48:18 PM

I usually sew around the perimiter...screw it up and sew around it a few more times to make look like it was intentional to go around it 3 or 4 times, LOL!


This made me LOL! hehe



LizzieDerusha
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Posted: 3/17/2013 12:11:51 AM
You guys are awesome, thank you for the help!
Vellum pockets idea is really cool. I haven't worked with vellum much before!
I love the fact that I could just sew on top of imperfections and make it look intentional! That makes it seem less of an intimidating technique.

LizzieDerusha
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Posted: 3/17/2013 12:14:39 AM
By the way, Kat, I notice you're from Bremerton! My home town is Silverdale!

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Posted: 3/17/2013 7:33:40 AM
Thanks for the sewing question. I read through and watched some of the suggested videos/blogs; I plan on completing a layout today using this technique! After I grade papers, of course!

LizzieDerusha
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Posted: 3/17/2013 11:10:12 AM
Can I sew through wood embellishments?
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