Stitching: Tips & Techniques

Stitch art, the art of altering clothes and adding handstitching to sewn items and have become passionate processes among mixed media artists. Whether you’d like to learn new stitching techniques, how to hand sew or general sewing tips, there is plenty of inspiration here including creative projects for purses, aprons, altering fabric and trims and a lot more. Check out the videos or see some of the hands-on tutorials, thread your needle and start stitching!

Stitch art, the art of altering clothes and adding handstitching to sewn items and have become passionate processes among mixed media artists. Whether you’d like to learn new stitching techniques, how to hand sew or general sewing tips, there is plenty of inspiration here including creative projects for purses, aprons, altering fabric and trims and a lot more. Check out the videos or see some of the hands-on tutorials, thread your needle and start stitching!

Setting Intentions for the New Year – Abundance Wall Hanging

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Looking for a tactile and creative way for setting intentions for the new year? Here’s an idea for a wall hanging to remind you of your intentions throughout the year.

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How to Alter a Dress to Make it Your Own

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Tonia shares how to alter a dress and turn it into something special. Read how she transformed a simple dress into something full of personal meaning for her wedding day.

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Inspiration From the Sketchbook: Recording Memories in Thread

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In her premier post, Melanie Testa shares with us her new passion for recording the memorable moments of her life directly onto the clothes she alters to express her unique style.

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All My Love: Tutorial & Giveaway compliments of Jen Osborn

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When Kristy asked me if I’d like to do a TUTORIAL and GIVEAWAY on CreateMixedMedia.com, I knew immediately that I wanted to make it something extra special for Valentine’s Day! If you’ve read me before, you know I love holidays …

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Out-and-About Purse Project

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Whether you incorporate it into your collages or use it to create sewn pieces, fabric can be a great means of expression. In the project, from the book “Mixed and Stitched” by Jen Osborn, you will learn to use fabric and ribbon to create this easy purse.

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Amazing Artist’s Apron

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Sew together those beautiful pieces of fabric in your stash to create this artist’s apron.

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Rusting Fabric and Trims

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Have you ever wanted to paint rust on something to give it the illusion of the best antique treasure that you have ever found? Heather Sleightholm in Sharing Stitches, by Chrissie Grace, can teach you just the trick.

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Glitter Letter Banner how-to

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Ricë Freeman-Zachery was inspired by Suzi Blu’s admonition to “Live a Big Life” and wanted to keep the idea in front of her—literally. Her visual version of this motto is hard to miss. Find out how she made it with this tutorial.

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Handstitching 101

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In this video, Rice Freeman-Zachery gives you an overview of handstiching onto fabric. Get some tips and ideas for stitching curved designs and making stitches look cohesive.

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Make a Vision Statement Banner

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For this project, you will make a wall hanging that reflects your vision for the future (for success!). This way you can easily re-read it, recharge and renew your commitment each and every time you see it. Author Shone Cole (The Artistic Mother) will be there with you, every step by step of the way! Using everyday materials, you’ll glue, fuse, sew and Velcro together your dreams. Your wall hanging will also include a detachable goals list, giving you the freedom to change and grow, so you are not locked into looking at a list that you have outgrown. How cool is that?

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