Sewing on layouts is something I have always admired and loved the look and feel of. I adore the texture and dimention it gives to my pages. Truth be told, I never really used it because I was quite lazy. It just never happened. I've had one for years though. Sewing clothes (not really like on PR! Ha!) and Halloween costumes. Just never pulled it out until recently to use with scrapbooking. I guess the key thing for me, is just basically keep threaded with white thread, near my workspace, plugged in and I'll use it!
For this layout I simply freehand cut strips of roughly 2" inch paper. Fed them through the sewing machine and made a sort of paper strip garland. Then I sewed it on the layout itself.
I also used some crepe paper and gathered it as I was sewing to create a ruffled effect. Layered two pieces and simply used my ATC gun to adhere it to the paper.
I absolutely love this look! The color combination is lovely as well. I also used a vintage piece of paper torn out of a French children's book. My daughter is holding cotton candy that we got from the wharf in the photograph and I knew this cotton candy diecut from Crate Papers The Pier collection would be perfect for it! Too too perfect! How adorbs are The Pier's pinwheel embellishments? It adds to the whole whimsical feel of the layout. Those pinwheels are so darling. I love the gold touch it has in the center. A little gold and glitter on anything these days is on point!
Next on my list is GELATOS and using paste over stencils on layouts to create even more dimention! I feel a Michael's trip coming on!
Have a great weekend!