I love the way stitching looks on layouts but I don't always have my sewing machine handy or have the color thread I need. So I often use fake stitching. Here is a layout that I created with some fake stitching at the top of the green paper to add some color.
Here are few steps to creating fake stitching:
lastly, I free hand connected each hole with my red maker. If you are not happy with the thickness of the line you can go over it a few times until you are happy with the way it looks.
This is just a simple trick using some of the supplies you probably already have! Enjoy!