Stupendous Stitching: Adventures in Surface Design »
InstructionsAs you're making your stitches, be sure and keep notes of the stitch width and length used for each one. You'll later use that info to write on the plastic overlay sheets so you can see exactly how you did each one. To make the whole thing look nicer I made buttonholes for the notebook rings and put rattail binding around all pages, even the plastic ones.
Type of item: Functional
Fabric, fusible fleece, paper-backed fusible web, notebook rings, clear plastic (I used scrap booking protector pages), satin rattail, very fine Sharpie marker.
What was your inspiration?
The class - I could definitely see that a stitch bible was a "must have".
What are you most proud of?
I was really pleased that I came up with an idea that allowed me to look through all the stitches without cluttering them up with stitch details, but was still able to incorporate the reference info into the book so I could easily see how each stitch was made.
Although the project is far from perfect (the plastic pages were especially difficult for me to work with), I kept moving forward with it by reminding myself that it's basically just a utilitarian item for my own use, so it was okay that it has some pretty big flaws. It definitely serves the purpose!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
The most important thing is to keep track of your stitch info as you're doing each one. Plan on spending quite a bit of time on this, but I think in the end it's worth it.