Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sew Fun! Stitching on Paper

Hey all! Over on the SVG Cuts Facebook Wall a discussion was started by Deb of Deb’s Crafty Side. She and others were asking about stitching with a sewing machine on paper. This is a really fun technique and adds a perfect touch to projects.

Here are a few tips:

  • Do not stitch thru adhesive - either add adhesive to the sections you do not plan to stitch or stitch and then adhere the stitched piece to your project.
  • Deb asked if you can stitch two pieces of cardstock together - sure! I have not done more than two layers though.
  • Try some different stitches. I inherited by machine and it only does a straight stitch - I plan to get a new one so I can do zig zag and other stitches.
  • One great thing about stitching on paper is you don't have to be exact. If I was sewing a dress I'd be nervous my true sewing skills would be evident and it would fall apart while I was wearing it. You are just sewing paper so you can be adventurous. 

Here are a few projects I have stitched on:

a few closeups (click on image to closer look):

Stitching on scrapbook layouts is a nice touch.

Need some additional sewing inspiration? Check out Thienly’s latest DT Project for SVG Cuts that feature stitching. Need an example of a card with stitching - Check out Thienly’s Card here. Check out Tamara’s gorgeous project for some stitching. Here is a card from Tamara with some great close ups of her awesome stitching.

If you have some stitching tips please share under the comments section! happy stitching!


  1. Great post! Thank for linking to some of my projects! ;) however, I've sewn through adhesive often and it's just fine! Mostly just the double sided tape adhesives like glue arts glue gliders, etc.. And for me, I've sewn through at least four layers at once when I 'pleat' paper.. :)

  2. Very creative! I love your creativity.

  3. Thanks, Amy! Great to see all of the projects people use with sewing. I may even have some time this weekend to try some.

  4. I have used "stitching" on my layouts and some cards too! Love the look and it's fun too! Thanks for sharing some great additional ideas and a great blog post!

  5. What a fabulous post! I love stitching on paper and has become a part of my crafting techniques! Thanks for linking to my projects!

  6. Thanks Amy great post you totally inspired me to bust out my sewing machine, now that's an achievement, LOL!!

  7. Your project gives me an idea to use my granddaughter's name (her name is Alexis). And I have the name already cut out out....just need to find the background to work it into! Thank you for it.