This week on H2H we were challenged to create something with either faux or real stitching. Why not both, or maybe 3 types of stitching!
To make the pennants I cut pieces of B&T paper that measured 3 x 8 inches. I folded them in half and then cut on an angle to create the triangle, leaving the folded edge at the top. I then used a stamp to create the look of stitching and pierced holes through the paper at the dotted sections. This is the first type of faux stitching I did.
Then I got out my little handy dandy sewing machine to do some real stitching.
I strung some twine through the middle of each pennant and glued the triangles together. I then glued some colonial white organdy ribbon to the tops of the pennants in a pleated fashion and then used a creme brulee grosgrain ribbon on the tops of that. Now comes the sewing and lots of patience. This was a lot of layers for my little machine to go through, but after awhile I got it all stitched together. By using real stitching on this section it created a stronger bond for the banner. It was finished with some threaded buttons on each corner.
The final stitching technique is also a faux stitch. This one is super easy and fun. It also gives that perfect finishing touch to my letters. After tracing chipboard letters onto card stock I cut them out, sponged the edges and then used the fine tip of the marker making small dash marks around the edges. This gives a colorful stitched look.