Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hand Stitching on Acrylic

How do one hand stitch on acrylic? When we're hand stitching on papers, we would normally pre-poke the stitching holes first using something sharp and a crafting foam sheet underneath it. But this would be crazy if we try to do it on acrylic.

Recently, I've tried to come up with a way to do this. Instead of poking holes, I use punching. Just punch some holes in your stitching pattern and hand stitch away later. I use my big bite for punching on acrylics. You can use any kind of hole puncher that would work for acrylics. Try it!

I still need sometime to finish up some projects using the new CHA Clear Scraps goodies. I just can't wait to share it with you all.


Anonymous said...

I wish I could really think outside the box the way you do. I'll have to give this technique a try. Thanks for sharing!

Angelica said...

Hi Irene, I've been reading your blog for a few months now and i've learned so much about this art from you! The stiching on acrylic is something I would never have even thought of... I should have known you could have found a way!

Thanks, Angelica

kanibee said...

How fun, I did it on one of my acrylic albums (, but instead of hand sewing I put yellow ribbon through the holes. Just for the record your project came out way better then mine, lol. I used my eyelet setter to make the holes, though I've heard you can buy a tool at walmart that will make holes on anything, I gotta go check out walmart ;)


Debbie Gaydos said...

Hey, those stitches look familiar! ;) Great idea Irene, and so creative! Thanks for sharing!

Lynn Biermann said...

Looks looks great! Love the stitching on acrylic! really a wonderful touch! Thanks Irene :)

paulien710 said...

It is looking great already!!!!!!

Kiwi The Kreator said...

thanx for this tutorial...i won a clear snaps package from cocoa daisy's food drive so i'm gonna HAVE to try this! you have a beautiful style!


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