Tuesday, 13 August 2013

My first attempt at machine sewing

Hi there.

Here is my first attempt at machine sewing on a card:



Now all you expert sewers will notice that I have shown the reverse of the stitching (along the top and  bottom of the border).  This is because I used my nan's very old machine:

The tension is not quite right so it is a bit 'loopy' !  I think that I need to phone my expert sister to find out how to alter it.

I used a Tim Holtz die for the mannequin and a spellbinders die for the dress. The sewing paper I think is Papermania  and the  background papers were a real bargain from The Range at £1.99 called Wedding by Paper Cellar.

So I hope you like it and thanks for popping by.

TTFN
Challenges:
allsorts challenge 'Stitching'  ( 2 days left )
Friday Sketch Challenge follow the sketch  ( 1 day left )
As you like it challenge 'Favourite ribbon or twine and why' Mine is the tape measure ribbon as it is unusual, I also love the shear pink as it is easy to tie bows.  ( 7 days left )
Crafty Ribbons Challenge. 'Anything goes with Ribbon'  ( 20 hours left )

7 comments:

  1. Great take on our theme, thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week, xx

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  2. Fabulous, thank you for taking part in this weeks Crafty Ribbons challenge, Why not visit my blog and enter my blog candy ! Kate x

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  3. Hi Eve

    Loving your sewing make .. .. that backing paper is gorgeous.

    What a fabby machine too! I used to have one like that and made loads of clothes on it. It cost me £20!! Wish I had kept it and not traded it in when I bought the machine I have now (some 30 odd years ago LOL!!).

    I hope you are having a good week.

    Love Jules xx

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  4. Lovely card and you have chosen the perfect elements.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at As You Like It.
    Good Luck!! Sarah

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  5. This looks fantastic Eve and thanks for joining my stitching challenge at Allsorts this week
    x catherine

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  6. Lovely card, I love the papers and the measuring tape ribbon. Thanks for joining in with us at Friday Sketch Challenge.
    Shirley xx

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  7. Lovely stitching, so great for our challenge at Allsorts this week. Thank you for participating!

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Hi there,
thanks for stoppin' by.
I'd love to receive a comment to prove that I'm not talking to myself!
Thanks
Eve x

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