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.

allsorts challenge 'Stitching'  ( 2 days left )
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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 )


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

  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

  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

  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

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

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

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


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

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