Monday, 26 May 2008

Quick Tutorial For Faux Stitching




If you love the look of stitching on your work, but can't sew or have access to a sewing machine, try this. Use a plastic canvas grid, available from craft or needlework stores, very cheaply, and using a piercing tool and a craft mat, pierce your paper through every hole. The dots will be in a perfect straight line and evenly spaced. Then just take your pen and join up the dots. I think they are used for cross stitch, so are in the sewing department. They happened to be hanging up by the clearance items (which I always check out).


You can doodle through the holes as well, place the canvas on your paper and draw a dash along the bottom of the little square. For a double line, use two adjacent rows. If you want to leave a space for dots, crosses etc, simply draw 4, miss 3, draw 4 and so on.


You can buy a circle as well, which I was thrilled to find, as I love the look of doodled circles, but they are very hard to do.

23 comments:

Georgia Cloer said...

How absolutely clever! Thank you for sharing! I always enjoy your work on the cricut MB. You are so creative!

Dawny P said...

Great tutorial Enfys - tfs xxx

~JulieH~ said...

Thanks for the lesson Enfys now I will have to search out those little templates!!

Juliex

Craftling said...

Great ideas, En!! I use a kind of spiky pastry wheel thing for marking holes for faux stitching, but this is better. Have left you a note on the Funky Hand team blog! Take a wild guess at what it says!! lol :o)

Kazan Clark said...

Brilliant - will get is for sure :) Thanks Enfys!

Sadie B said...

Brilliant, thanks for that Envys...I have got into stitching lately & my Mum gave me her sewing machine, but this looks quicker than getting the machine out & threading it up etc, thank you xx

Ivy said...

You are a genius!! Now I am going to have to do a drive-by on my way to work tomorrow!!

LazyKay said...

Thank you for the inspiration.

xxxxxxx

craftaddict said...

Great idea thanks for sharing.
eileenpaul

Jacey's Mom said...

Thank you. I would never have thought of the plastic canvas.

jennie cambarare said...

great tip, thanks for sharing and i cant wait to give it a try.
jennie
cambogroup@hotmail.com

flati said...

How absolutely clever!

xxx Sonja

Fiona Whitehead said...

Great tip - especially for those of us who can't sew

Bunny B said...

Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing. Awesome tips!

Diane Anderson said...

Another item to add to my craft store shopping list. What a great idea. Thanks.

Alli said...

Thanks so much for this tutorial!

Ickle Pickle said...

Great tutorial, thanks for sharing :)

Nikki said...

You know, being a quilter, you would think that I wouldn't be scared to do stitching on my cards. Thanks so much for sharing this technique!!!

Melissa R said...

That's just a clever idea! I have tons of that at home and never would have thought of that. Thanks for sharing!

deshanw said...

What a way to think outside the BOX...

my5bratz said...

thanks for this idea...will have to check out the shops now ;0)

ginny

http://my5bratz.blogspot.com/

secret squirrel said...

What a brilliant idea - so easy, so simple - anothrt why didn't I think of that moment!

ss

jude said...

Great tutorial ,and lovely blogg candy
jud