Friday, July 30, 2010

Sew a Paper and Fiber Card: Sewing 101 Week

Today is the last day of my sewing 101 week. And my last project is something that I've never done before but always wanted to try- a paper and fiber sewn card.

I gathered loose bits of fiber, a few pieces of a yarn I liked and some bits of paper.

Then arranged them on a blank card. And took them to the sewing machine.

This was the most comfortable project I've ever attempted to sew.

I make a lot of cards. And this, well, didn't take really any sewing skills. I didn't worry about sewing a straight line and I didn't care if what I was sewing creased or folded.

Turns out though that I may have stumbled on a great way for me to practice because I did sew straight lines. Anything that curved I did intentionally. And anything that creased or folded- that was on purpose too.

I love the way the loose and yarn swirls around the torn pieces of paper. And my favorite thing is the contrasting yellow thread I used for the sewn lines.

This was really fun and I'm definitely going to experiment with making more of these cards. It'll be a great way for me to practice sewing!

Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you enjoyed sewing 101 week. If you missed yesterdays post: a tutorial for reversible tote by Jane from Maiden Jane, you can find it here. It's a great beginners project!

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