Hi, crafty friends! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! I’m back with another Greeting Farm Guest Designer Monday post!
Today, I wanted to show you some more cards that I made with The Greeting Farm‘s new Oliver & Amelia “Lovey Dovey” set. I’m still practicing sewing on my cards, and I wanted to share a few tips that I’ve learned along the way! The machine I use to sew on my cards isn’t very fancy…it has a few basic stitches available, but that’s more than enough!
Normally, I sew with a zigzag stitch around the outside border. It looks great and I don’t have to keep the paper 100% straight, because the stitches give me some room for error. I also put adhesive around the edges (about 1/2 inch or so from the underside of the top paper’s edge), but just enough to hold the paper together as I sew.
I’ve been playing around with straight stitching, but I can’t seem to keep it totally straight. By making a few rounds of straight stitches (not all in the same place), it kinda hides my crooked stitching and makes it look more like something I meant to do!
Before I adhere the front panel to the card base, I add any ribbon or twine and adhere them to the back of the front panel before sticking it down. I also have trouble tying a flat bow, so I like to tie it separately, and thread a button with twine over the center. Then, I’m able to tie the bow to the ribbon border!
Hope you were inspired by these cards, and if you want to try sewing on a card sometime, I hope the tips I shared will help!
Do you have any tips for sewing on cards? I’d love to hear about them!
Thanks for stopping by! See you here next Monday for my final July TGF guest post!
P.S. You still have time to play in a few of the latest TGF challenges: Farm Fresh Friday (Summertime theme), which runs until Thursday, July 26 at noon Central Time, and the Retro-Fresh challenge (Stars and Stripes), which runs until Tuesday, August 7th at noon Central Time!