This simple sewing project will add a decorative edge to any project, and it doesn't even require fabric -- it uses paper instead!
The Martha Stewart Show, September 2007
- Print out selected 4-by-6-inch photos.
- Take one sheet of 12-by-12-inch decorative paper. You can also save scraps to use as paper.
- Place one photo on paper at a time.
- Put top of photo flush with edge of decorative paper. Leave enough room around all other sides and secure photo with double-sided tape to craft paper.
- Use a grid ruler to measure and cut a half inch around 3 sides. Repeat process for several photos.
- Lay photos out within the landscape or portrait in the preferred order. Remember, variety is always good.
- Set machine to a standard stitch length, which is usually between a 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 setting. Before sewing, pull out a length of thread to give enough slack to hang.
- Start sewing with seam 1/8 to 1/4 inch down from the top of the photo. Once you reach the edge of the photo, stop and lift the presser foot.
- Gently tugging the photo, step on the foot peddles and count about 10 stitches. Continue the process until you've come to the last photo.
- When you reach the end of the photo garland, pull length of thread needed to hang and snip thread.
- Selected photos
- 12-by-12-inch decorative craft paper
- Double-sided tape
- Grid ruler
- Craft knife
- Sewing machine
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