Sewing is always a popular hobby and here we show you how to
add a mixed media touch to your papercraft with sewing techniques, your friends
will love the detail in this card.
What You Will Need
Dovecraft 6”x6” white card blank
First Edition Paper Flowers 6” x 6” Paper
First Edition Dies – Haberdashery &
Dovecraft White Lace Doily
sided tape & small 3D foam squares.
How to Make
Cut a piece of your chosen patterned paper into a 14.9cm square
and distress the edges. Use a straight stitch to sew around the edges of the
paper and stick to the centre of your white card blank with double sided tape.
It is worth testing your sewing machine with a piece of scrap card to check
that it sews fine.
2. Cut a piece of the white and
peach striped paper to 14cm x 14cm, again distressing the edges and sew around
edges before adding to your card.
3. Die cut the scissors from the
Haberdashery set and glue to the right hand corner of the smaller paper piece.
4. We have then cut a different double
sided paper to 12cm x 12cm and distressed the edges before sewing around the
edges. We then un-plucked and removed the thread and layered a white lace doily
to the left of the paper. Fold the top right corner over to show the
contrasting paper pattern, stick down with double sided tape. Add the doily
layered card in the centre of the card, ensuring that the top right corner only
reveals the die cut scissor handles. We have then die cut a small button and
fed some twine through the centre to make a knot and stuck it to the corner of
the folded paper.
We have then cut a piece of the pink and yellow diamond
paper to 12cm x 6cm and ripped the right side. With your sewing machine, sew a
thread border on the un-ripped side and fix to the left side of the doily. Add
a stitched yellow chevron stripe cut to 12.1cm x 3.2cm and stick across the
centre of the card.
Cut a piece of white and peach striped paper to 1.3cm x 8.2cm and
fold it to create an pleated fold and sew across the centre of the paper before
sticking to right side of the chevron paper.
We have then cut the teal floral Paper Flowers paper to 3cm x
12.5cm and stitched the edges and added to the top of the striped accordion
paper. Die cut a mannequin using the geometric paper and add to the centre of
the floral paper using foam squares.
TIP: Sewing on card can blunt
your needles so keep a separate needle for your papercraft sewing.
Die cut the smallest tag from the First Edition tags die set and
made a bow with twine through the tag. Tuck this next to waist section of the
die cut mannequin using tape. Die cut two medium buttons and add to the bottom of
the ripped paper.
To finish, we have used the same geometric pattern to die cut the
traditional sewing machine and added this to the bottom right of the card with
Who do you know who would like this
card? If you have used your sewing machine on your papers projects we would
love to see them! Simply upload and share them on the project gallery.