National Scrapbooking Day 2012 : Stitching Challenge

Your Smile | Els Brige

CHALLENGE : Create a layout that includes stitching either by hand or by machine.

BasicGrey design team member Els Brige created layout with our Konnichiwa collection.  She explains, ”One of my current favorite techniques is stitching on a layout. Most of the time I pull out my sewing machine, but occasionally I go for handstitching. The handstitching I usually use to make a title, or highlight a certain element of my layout, like the strings of lights at the top of my page. I select a matching color of embroidery floss and trace my word or element with pencil first. For easy hand-sewing it’s a good tip to punch wholes along the pencil lines first. For the machine-stitching on this layout I tried to incorporate straight lines as well as zig-zags for extra interest.”

We can’t wait to see what you create for this challenge! Leave a comment below with a link to your project and we’ll select one commenter at random to receive a $25 gift certificate to shop at basicgrey.comComment must be posted by May 11, 2012 at 11:59p MST.

If you upload your layout to your blog or online gallery, be sure to also upload it to our new BasicGrey flickr page so that other BG fans can find your work easily.


Celeste B.            
Submitted on 2012/05/11 at 1:35 pm

I love finishing my layouts with sewing. I used a few simple border stitches.

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20 thoughts on “National Scrapbooking Day 2012 : Stitching Challenge

  1. Super cute and sweet layout, Els! I love the stitching as it adds o much interest to this darling photo!

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