10-Minute Tricks: 10 Stitching Techniques

Joannie McBride

Give your scrapbook layouts a handmade touch using these ten, 10-minute stitching techniques on your pages!


Here's How

1. Create faux staples using small straight stitches to dress up label stickers.

faux staples

2. Machine stitch an accent that reinforces your layout theme.


3. Create a photo grid using simple, long stitches to help define your photos.

photo grid

4. Stitch a border around your page to help keep the viewer's eye on your focal point.


5. Add fun texture with groupings of tiny French knots.

french knots

6. Fill a hand-drawn accent with stitching, and pop it up for added dimension.


7. Anchor a photo using small cross stitches to add a homespun feel.


8. Make your own lined-paper journaling spot by stitching over pre-drawn lines with your sewing machine.

lined paper

9. Stitch over a pre-drawn or pre-printed title using thread or twine.


10. Wrap a small chipboard letter with thread, floss, or twine for a handcrafted look.



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I'm Sew into this!
I love sewing! Wish I could use a machine sometimes but I will take the time to hand stitch if necessary! TFST!
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