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    Thursday
    Feb182010

    Hand-Sewing Paper

    artist trading cards

    hand-sewn with embroidery floss

    postcard for a mail swap

    I'm working on postcards for Hanna's 2010 DIY Postcard Swap! I posted work-in-process shots at The Great DIY Postcard Swap. Cutting bristol paper for the postcards left strips of unused paper so I cut them into ATCs (2.5 x 3.5"). I added a few images, then sewed edges with embroidery floss. I threaded an embroidery needle with two strands of floss, poked holes in the thick paper with the needle (which is difficult for those of us with weak hands), and sewed. So fun!!!  You don't need to poke the holes first, but I found it easier.

    Textural elements add a bit of unexpected dimension and depth to your art. To do machine sewing on paper, pop over to How to Sew Stripe Paper from Create + Live Happy.

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    Reader Comments (2)

    Beautiful postcards Tammy! I think I read somewhere that if you have a foam cushion or something (you know the thing you needle felt on) behind the paper when you poke holes it's easier?! I don't know, try it. :-)

    02.18.2010 | Unregistered CommenteriHanna

    Ohhh, Tammy! These rock! Hugs, Terri xoxo

    02.18.2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerri@PringleHill

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