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Faux Stitching on Layouts- Tea at Elsie’s by KaiserCraft

April 26, 2010

The look of stitching adds a fabulous finishing touch to any layout or project, but what if you don’t have access to a sewing machine? Never fear! You can create the exact same look without having to drag out that bulky machine!

For the layout below, I wanted to create a “faux stitched” scallop border just above my photo. Using a paper piercer and a pre-cut scalloped cardstock piece as my template, I poked tiny holes all along the scallop, taking care to keep the holes equal distance apart. The distance between the holes will be the lenght of the “stitch” when I am finished.

After removing the cardstock template, I am left with lots of tiny holes that will be my guide for my “stitch”.

Using a black pen, I drew my faux “stitches” onto the paper, connecting the tiny holes to create the look of a sewn scallop.

And there you have it! The fabulous look of stitching without threading a single needle!

“Sisters and Friends” by Nancy Burke. Materials used: Tea At Elsie’s collection papers- Chamomile (P496- front & back), Lemon (P497- back), Ceylon (P499- front); die cuts (DC315); alpha stickers (A221). Other: paper piercer, black pen.

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  • Reply Karen Shady April 26, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    beautiful Nancy…. the stitching looks real ….

  • Reply Madeline April 27, 2010 at 2:21 am

    Especially cool idea to make the holes and draw the stitches between them! Beautiful page!

  • Reply Denise April 27, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    I Love it! Now, Thats My sort of sewing!! :)

  • Reply Joy April 27, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Great idea, I can use my fancy rulers also to do this.

  • Reply Kate P April 27, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    I love doing this on my layouts and cards – so quick and easy!

  • Reply Belinda April 28, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    thanks for sharing that tip! i just gave it a go on a LO i did for saturday sketch!!! Thanks again!

  • Reply belinda April 28, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Thanks Nancy for the tip. Just gave it a go on a LO for saturdays sketches!!! thanks again!

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