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Old 03-25-2012, 08:55 PM   #1
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Smile Favorite Faux Sewing/Stitching Products?

I love the look of the sewed/stitched borders around cards, but do not owning a sewing machine, and do not want to use one. What are your favorite alternatives for the non-sewing crafter? Thanks for your time!
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:24 AM   #2
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I have a set of stamps from SP&Company called Stitchery Doo. I love them, easy to use and no sewing required. I am a miserable failure when it comes to sewing on my card, this for me is the ideal solution. Good luck!
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:59 AM   #3
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Inky Antics has a set called Sew Many Stitches that is great for a faux stitch look!

Otherwise I use my Scor-Bug and the Scor-Pal with a white gel pen.
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:03 AM   #4
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I love to using the faux stitching on my cards. Here's an example here:

faux - Homemade Cards, Rubber Stamp Art, & Paper Crafts - Splitcoaststampers.com

and here's the tutorial found in the resourses section:

Splitcoaststampers - Faux Stitching Technique Tutorial by Sharon Harnist
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:02 AM   #5
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I don't sew on my cards, either. And I have been told by comments in my gallery and in real life that the faux-stitching looks pretty realistic! It's hard to tell from the real thing, in my opinion. Just pierce a border around the edge of your card (or wherever you would put the stitching) and then "connect the dots" with a pen of your choice.

I like Copic Multiliners for this. The trick is to be a little uneven with your faux-thread. Don't connect the dots in a completely straight line, if that makes sense.

You can see what I mean on my card here:
Splitcoaststampers FOOGallery - Soft Bunnies

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Old 03-26-2012, 09:22 AM   #6
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Julie Ebersole had a tutorial of a card where she used a stamp that looked like a sewing running stitch. Might like to check out her demo. Google Julie Ebersole - think it was a Valentine's card because she used the 'stitching' to sew down hearts.
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You can see what I mean on my card here:
Splitcoaststampers FOOGallery - Soft Bunnies

HTH!!
Aw, your bunny card is so cute! You're right; it not being perfect, makes it look more realistic.
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Thanks so much everyone! And thanks for the beautiful examples!!
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mat pack and paper piercing tool from Stampin' Up along with a white Jelly role pen.
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I recently saw a set in the Close to My Heart catalogue called Stitched Together. It has some stitched forms like a star, heart, flower and circle along with 5 different running stitches for the outside of your card or border.
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:23 AM   #11
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I've seen a template
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:14 PM   #12
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If I'm doing a straight line, I use an old sewing tool (can't remember the name) that has a rolling many pointed wheel with all ends needle like. I think it was used to mark sewing lines with a fabric carbon paper if your pattern needed darts and stuff. Anyway, I just roll it free-hand or with a ruler and it makes poked holes, like a piercer, and connect the dots with a marker like others here have done.
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If I'm doing a straight line, I use an old sewing tool (can't remember the name) that has a rolling many pointed wheel with all ends needle like. I think it was used to mark sewing lines with a fabric carbon paper if your pattern needed darts and stuff. Anyway, I just roll it free-hand or with a ruler and it makes poked holes, like a piercer, and connect the dots with a marker like others here have done.
sounds like a tracer wheel. i bought one of those and i think i used it once.
i have a set of stitch stamps from HOTP that have been used a few times, as well as the SU mat pack.

i too refuse to use a sewing machine.
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:51 AM   #14
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I like the sew easy. I run it along with a foam mat underneath and then pierce the marks and stitch
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I use my piercer and draw in the stitches with a pen/marker when I don't use the sewing machine.
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