Today I want to share with you a new tool that I cant live without! In my recent shipment of goodies from The Paper Trail I received the Sew Easy Stitch Piercer tool from We R Memory keepers. I love to add stitching to my layouts and cards but I usually do it by hand. I was very interested in the detachable heads that you can get for tool as they will create different patters such as scallops to stitch. Well, I used it and I LOVED it!!! It made adding a designed stitch 'Sew Easy'! Today I thought I would share a demo and a few things with you on how to use it.
To start your stitching have your paper cut to the size you need, a good ruler, a foam mat and your Sew Easy tool. NOTE- I did try and stitch through 2 layers of paper and this did not work well for me. I recommend only one layer of paper.
Line your ruler up along side your paper where you want your stitching to be. Keep in mind the stitching will be about 1/4 inch from the side of the ruler. Be sure you have all this placed on your foam mat or your tool will not roll smoothly and you will dull the points on the Sew Easy tool by pressing it in to a hard surface. Hold your ruler with one hand and firmly and smoothly press your Sew Easy tool down and forward until you go all the way off your paper.
Here is the scalloped design my Sew Easy tool created for me in less than 3 seconds!!!
I then selected my thread color and with a needle followed the stitching pattern to create this beautiful design!
Here is how I added the stitched strip to my layout. This tool is a very inexpensive and easy to use product that will help you create several amazing stitching designs in no time! Be sure to head over to The Paper Trail to get yours today!