Friday, December 14, 2012


I often get questions how I do the stitching on my cards and projects.
I do not use a sewing machine for my stitching. All my stitching is done by hand.
It was only logical for me that I used this subject for my very first tutorial.
I hope you all have fun and I see lots of stitchting in the future on your cards.

1. What do you need ?
Tim Holtz ruler and craft pick.
Cushing foam
Needle and yarn

2. Place the paper on the cushing foam and make sure the ruler is in the middle of the paper and along the paper like the picture below:

3. Take the picking tool and pinch it in the first hole of the ruler and pinch through the paper:
  Then pinch along the line; I pinch every hole in the ruler,but for bigger stitches, pinch every 2 or more holes.

4. Repeat step 1-3 on every side, when all sides are done, this is how the paper looks like now:
5. Now the fun part starts, the stitching.
    I use double thread off sewing machine yearn and attach it to the needle.
   Then you insert the needle in the first hole like this:
   Then into the second hole:
   Take the needle into the loop to secure the thread:
   Stitch all the borders, at the end, toss the needle a couple of times around the stitched path to secure 
   the thread:

   Pull the needle through and cut the excessive thread off.

6. This is how the paper looks at the end, repeat step 1-5 on every paper you use on your project.

And this is my card with the above papers:

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  1. Waw really great tutorial, thank you for sharing. Hugs! Mojca

  2. Marion this is adorable and beautiful all in one. and WOW... you hand stitched this, you go girl! I do faux. ha!

  3. Thank you for a fabulous tutorial, the end result is wonderful


  4. I thought it must be machine stitched but its hand stitched ,fabulous.Thanks for sharing !

  5. Winderful your first tutorial!
    I always thought it was the machine
    Nice job ;))
    Hugs Sonja

  6. OMG! What a work! It looks really great. Thanks for sharing.
    xoxo Clarissa

  7. Wonderful, Marion! Thank you for sharing this link! I always wondered how you did your beautiful stitching.

  8. Took me awhile to get here Marion..but I love your TUTORIAL...thank you soooo much. You are sooo talented...I am going to give this a try for sure <3 Big hugs my friend...


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