January 5, 2012

Sew Easy Stitch Piercer

Over the holidays I got to play with the Sew Easy tool.  I brought it on my trip to Canada with me and worked on a page I wanted to scrap lift.  I copied the description of the tool from the We R Memory Keepers site because they say it much better than I can.  Here is their description:

We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy makes adding stitching to your projects easy so you don't have to drag out your cumbersome sewing machine. This rotary stitch piercer creates perfectly aligned holes in over 25 designs and patterns (15 interchangeable heads available) with 22 great floss packs in 3 coordinating colors of over 26 yards of floss total. You'll love the baker's twine, glitter floss, variegated floss and the basic floss colors! Every crafter wants the new Sew Easy Carrying Case. Find out why the Sew Easy makes the hand sewn trend so popular!

Here is a link to a short video they have about the Sew Easy stitch Piercer

I stitch on my pages a lot.  Usually I use a pointy tool that I purchased from the sewing section of Joanne's to make the holes in my pages.  It takes a bit of time to do this.  The sew easy tool is super fast.  I especially loved the straight stitch, which I use on my pages most of the time, the banner one and the loops.  Karen had 9 different heads for me to try and I used them all on my page.  I think they would be perfect for both cards and scrapbook layouts. 

This is what I did.
 I first penciled in a grid on my paper.  I used my Mom's quilting tool.
 Then I followed the lines with the Sew Easy using a different design for each horizontal line but a simple straight stitch for the vertical lines.
I penciled in the area where I will be placing the photo so I wouldn't have to stitch in that area.
Then I just did some stitching.  This took me a while because there is a lot of stitching but I just worked on it while watching TV and on our long drive home from Canada.  On the horizontal lines I used the We R Memory Keepers floss which is nice and thick.  On the vertical lines I used an off white embroidery floss.  I only used three strands of the floss because I wanted these lines more subtle.  Next I just added my photo and embellishments.

My inspiration for the page was from Studio Calico.  You can check out the page here: http://studiocalico.typepad.com/.a/6a0133f3181fde970b01675f74b6cf970b-pi
Thanks for looking.
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1 comment:

AngMomof3 said...

Oooh ooh! Love it! Your page is so very unique! What a fun tool, and you showed us every way to make it work! :)
That page will be frameable-- nice work!