Valentine Paper Garland-
Hello sweet bloggy friends. Today I have invited a very special guest to Katherines Corner to share a bit of Valentine craftiness. It is my pleasure to introduce you to Jennifer from The Life Of Jennifer Dawn.
She is a happily married woman of faith. A former school teacher with a lovely blog where she shares a bit of craftiness after her little ones have gone to bed. I encourage you to visit her blog and her sweet etsy shop too.
Please leave her some comment ♥ and tell her I sent you
Now lets make a Valentine paper garland!
Hello, everyone! I’m Jennifer Dawn–a wife, former teacher, mother of three, avid crafter, and blogger. Typically, you’ll find me in my own little corner of the world at The Life of Jennifer Dawn. Katherine was kind enough to have me as a guest here today.
Crafting has always been a part of my life. For as long as I can remember, my very talented mother knitted, crochets, sewed, and painted ceramics along with many other crafts. She shared her love of craftiness with my sister and me. I’m honored to be able to share a sweet and simple craft with you today that is perfect for Valentine’s Day–one of my favorite holidays!
book page flower punches
(Both of the above mentioned supplies came from Hobbies from the Heart
. Alternative: You can use book pages and a paper punch to make your own paper punches, and then buy heart stickers at your local craft store.)
1. Gather your materials.
2. Preparation before sewing: Change the stitch length to the longest setting. (This would be the setting you would use if you were doing a gathering stitch for a ruffle.) Since you are sewing paper, you do not want the needle piercings to be too close together. Also adjust the pressure down a little. Pull the thread out about 6-8 inches to create a nice tail for your garland.
Sewing the garland: Begin running the paper punches through the machine. I make about 4-5 stitches between each punch to create gaps between them. Keep going until you get the desired length. Once you have stitched threw your final paper punch, lift the needle and foot up. Pull the threads out about 6-8 inches and snip to create a tail on this end.
Tip: Designate this needle as your paper needle. Sewing with paper dulls your needle, so you do not want to sew fabric with this needle now. Reserve it for paper crafts.
3. Decorate the paper punches with your heart stickers. I put a heart on every other punch. To make it reversible I put a matching sticker on the back.
4. Hang your garland and enjoy!
Thank you so much Jennifer
It has been a pleasure having Jennifer as my guest today. If you would like to be considered for a guest feature sharing a diy or crafty tutorial please contact me
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