Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Trendy Tuesdays - Sewing using diecuts

Sewing Using Diecuts

DESIGNER: Julie Detlef

Sewing Using Diecuts technique:
Today I'll be showing you how to use die cuts as templates for sewing. First I cut my leaves with my SpellBinders Grand Calibur. The leaves were made from papers in Quick Quotes Cherry Truffle collection.

These Spellbinders leaf dies are just perfect because they are nestled together. I placed the second largest leaf on the larger leaf and then used a paper piercer to make the holes to hand stitch. I used the middle leaf as a guide for where to punch the holes. In the picture below I turned the hounds tooth leaf over so you could see the pierced holes.

Next hand-stitch the holes as seen below. I used twine for my stitching.

Ink the edges of the leaves. Adhere the nestled leafs together and adhere to the library card pocket. I used pop dots on the largest and smallest leaf for some depth.


Cherry Truffle collection: 100 and 200

PowderPuff chalking ink: midnight confessions

Library pocket and twine from September Club Q kit

Spellbinders Grand Calibur

Spellbinders Nested Leaves dies


*This technique will work with any kinds of die cuts. I have used a flower die cut as a template and then just stitched the flower. I didn’t use the die cut at all on the project. I hope you enjoyed this and give this fun technique a try.
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Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Very cute technique!!! Love those leaf dies and I am pretty positive I now NEED them!!! : )

Thank you Julie!