I wasn’t sure how I was going to tackle this page.
One of my hobbies (though it takes a bit of a back seat these days) is cross stitch, so I initially thought about cross stitching something to stick onto the page. Then I had to decide what I was going to stitch. I had a look online, but cross stitch kits can be quite pricey, and they’re time-consuming to do, so I wasn’t really very sure.
Then I went in WHSmith and I found these little Make Your Own Patch kits and thought “Ooooooooooooooooh!”
The kit came with three colours of felt, which were already cut to shape, a packet of beads, different colour threads and a needle. What more could I ask!
I sewed the hearts onto the patch before I sewed it into the journal. I’m very glad I did, because I really struggled to sew the patch onto the paper, and I got a couple of little rips. If I had attempted to sew the whole thing through the page I think I’d still be doing it now!!
Before I sewed the patch on, I sewed the trailing threads through to the other side of the page, and then I went around the patch and sewed it to the page. It was really hard to do because of the angle I was having to hold the book at, so it took much longer than expected!!
When I’d finished, I used the threads to make some little swirly lines around the patch, and then I sewed the page number.
I decided to thread the needle through the page as well, and then glued over it to make sure it was secure. I really didn’t want it to look like I’d just stuck a ready-made patch onto the page, because I really did put a lot of effort into this page! Hopefully this was achieved!
This was a very fun idea, and I like that there are so many different (or sew many different!) ways this page could have been done – I doubt any two ‘Sew this page’ entries would ever look the same! I’m keen to see what other people come up with!!
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- Counted Cross Stitch, Part 1 (rosylittlethings.typepad.com)
- Hand-Stitched Felt TARDIS (craftzine.com)
- Shock stitch (blackcatoriginals.wordpress.com)