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:

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

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  2. Great tutorial Enfys - tfs xxx

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

    Juliex

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  4. 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)

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

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  6. 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

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

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  8. Thank you for the inspiration.

    xxxxxxx

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  9. Great idea thanks for sharing.
    eileenpaul

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

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  11. jennie cambarareThursday, May 29, 2008

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

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  12. How absolutely clever!

    xxx Sonja

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

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  14. Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing. Awesome tips!

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

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  16. Thanks so much for this tutorial!

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  17. Great tutorial, thanks for sharing :)

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  18. 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!!!

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

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  20. What a way to think outside the BOX...

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

    ginny

    http://my5bratz.blogspot.com/

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

    ss

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  23. Great tutorial ,and lovely blogg candy
    jud

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Enfys x