Thursday, November 3, 2011

Sew not a sewer

Having a sewing machine means you can sew right?  Not in this household!  I have had my machine for a couple of years now and can probably only think of a couple of things I have attempted to sew...the whole sewing thing just seems to be beyond me. 

Do you know what i use it for, apart from another dust collector, not sewing material but paper.  Yep I bought my machine so I could sew I crazy, maybe...but i was totally inspired by Moonmum's creations....she creates some gorgeous cards, notebooks and bookmarks by sewing paper into lovely designs.  Well I quickly found out it wasn't as easy as it looked so I had to find some easier ideas to sew. I found this card below and thought I could probably manage to sew a couple of straight{ish} lines.
via The Creative Place
I like to take an idea and put my spin on it, so here are a couple of cards I have made recently.  They are really easy to make and I love the dimension that adding layers to the cards create.

So is there anyone else out there that only uses their sewing machine for sewing paper?  Tell me I'm not the only one...please!


  1. Those cards are awesome! What a great idea! I bought my seeing machine for exactly the same reason!!! Just this year I have actually started using it for sewing fabric!

  2. My paper to fabric use is about 90/10%.....feel better?

    I'll be copying those card ideas - LOVITY LOVE.

    (and pinned)


  3. Thanks for being my first commenter and follower Emma!
    And yes I do feel better now Rebecca - thanks :)

  4. Thank you for such lovely comments :) Hope you're having fun with it!