Wednesday, July 9, 2014

How to Faux Sew on Layouts by Elizabeth Hellum

DT member Elizabeth Hellum is up today with a tutorial featuring our July Main Kit!

Here's Elizabeth:


Hello there, Elizabeth here to show you a cool way to faux sew on your layouts. I hope that you enjoy this tutorial and the easiness of it!

While this isn't a new technique, it is one of the easiest ways I have found to create a sewing affect and if you are anything like me, you want to create something easy and cute!

I found this handy tool many years ago. They come in different sizes, so you can choose which one would suit your needs. Ready to know what it is? Friends, this is called the pounce wheel. 

You can buy them on sites like Amazon. What they are.
See! They are used for a variety of things. But we are going to use it for sewing!

It is very simple to use and there are a few things you will need to use the tool.

1. The pounce wheel
2. A thick piece of cardboard, or other heavy material as backing
3. The object you will use the wheel on


As you can see here, I have the tool, the heavy backing (I got this years ago from the bottom of a box that had scrapping supplies in it). I use this piece of cardboard every time I use the pounce wheel, as you can tell from all the marks on it! I also have my new layout (using the July Main Kit) I am going to use the tool on.

Once all that is in place, you can start to faux sew on your page. You will need to hold the paper down tightly and still so that the paper doesn't move then press quite firmly when using the tool as well. This way, you will get the deeper sewing effect on your paper. If the paper bulks up while you are using the tool, that's okay just keep going.

When you have finished the first line, you can shift and move the entire thing around to be able to work on the next line thus making an entire square moving it around and around.

Most of the time, I only use this on the ends of the paper to get the desired effect, but you can use this tool on just about anything you are creating to get the desired effect you want!

Here's the finished layout:

As you can see, creating faux stitching makes a page look simply beautiful and it's really easy too!


Be sure to check out Elizabeth's beautiful work in our Design Team Gallery!

Here's the July Main Kit:

We invite you to join us and experience the possibilities that our coordinated monthly kits offer. To purchase a kit, please visit our website, here.


Maremi's Small Art said...

Wonderful tutorial, thank you for sharing :)

Mycreativescrapbook said...

Love this idea, Thank you for this Awesome tutorial

Lynn Shaffer said...

And we are off to pick one up. Thank you love this tutorial

MARILYN said...


Heather Binnie said...

Cool! I wanna pounce wheel now!