Good morning everyone
I hope your week is going well.
At last I have found time to put together the "step by step" card I promised as the conclusion to my little "sewing on cards" tutorials.
Lots of pictures, which I think are much easier to follow than a string of words/instructions .. .. but before I start this is the finished teeny, tiny 3.5" square card
I didn't include any circles that needed stitching
.. .. .. but you could just as easily change the centre aperture into any shape you fancy.
So these are the basic shapes I began with.
A base card that has a strip of design paper added, a green square that is slightly larger than the pink frame, and a piece of striped design paper that is slightly smaller than the pink frame.
Add small dots of glue to the corners of the frame - but not near the inner or outer edges as this is where you will be stitching and you don't want to transfer any glue into your sewing machine.
Add the striped design paper to the back of the frame
Stitch around the inner edge of the frame and pull the end threads through to the back
Stick the ends down with clear tape.
Add glue to the corners of the backed frame, again avoiding the outer edge.
Attach to the green square
Stitch the outer edges of the frame, pull the ends to the back of your work
and stick down with clear tape.
Add to the card front.
You could just stitch the frame and then mount it onto the striped design paper,
but I like the fact that everything is stitched together strong and secure.
Now it just needs the diecut bird and sentiment adding.
The sentiment was computer generated using font "Mr Sirloin BTN Rare"
The bird is a X-Cut Die - Folk Bird
and the musical notes are a small punch
So this finishes my string of sewing tutorials.
I hope you have enjoyed the little journey
and that some of you will have fun adding a bit of stitching to your creations.
Take care everyone and enjoy your day.