Stitching on a New Medium

Ever considered stitching onto something other than fabric?  What about stitching on card?  In fact, you could stitch onto anything that you can make holes in – plastic, wood, even metal.

You will need:

  • Your design drawn or printed on paper.
  • A Sharp needle
  • Card in your choice of colour, 190gsm is ideal.  Thicker card is more difficult to pierce holes in, paper is too thin,
  • Scissors
  • DMC Floss
  • Craft or Masking tape
  • Pencil and rubber (optional)

Step 1:  Stick your design onto your card with masking tape.

Step 2:  Use the sharp needle to pierce holes evenly along the lines of the design.  Don’t get them too close together or the card may rip when you’re stitching and of course, keep your finger’s out of the way.

Alternatively, you could draw your design onto the card with a pencil, pierce the holes then rub out your pencil lines.

Step 3:   Thread your needle and sew.  Don’t pull your thread to tightly as the card may rip.

Use evenly spaced running stitch for lettering from start to finish and then back again to fill in the gaps.

Send your creation in a card mount as a birthday card or as a gift tag.  Even pop it in a frame.

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