Many creative people are content with sewing a satin edge stitch. But that seemed too simple to me. I always want something different. And to be honest, I dislike sewing a satin stitch. To me, the mundane stitch is boring, sews way too slow for me, it seems like an eternity.... watching the machine needle swing left, right, left....
In the end, I am never pleased with the results. So I decided to experiment. I still am experimenting to this day. I rarely make two postcards in a row, identical. They might have similar top layers, but often the perimeter will be different on all of them. That's because when I sew one, I get an idea for another way to to tweak the next edge experiment.
I even change my postcard backs. Sometimes I use fabric, often I use card stock. This also adds some spice to my creations.
Here are a few ways I've completed fabric postcard edges. I will continue to update and add to these photos. Please come back again.
ShereeSews in Michigan
|baby rick rack|
fused green binding, couched red cording
|bobbin work decor stitch|
|textured yarn edge|
|overcasted metallic cording|
|scallop cardstock back|
|overcast medium cording|
|ribbon work & pearls overlay|
|medium rick rack on top|
|large rick rack behind|
|all layers scallop cut|
|scallop top, over card stock back|
|couched nubby yarns|
|sequin strand overlay - hand sewn with whip stitch|