For this layout I used a die cut as a template. I prepoked the holes around the die cut and then stitched.
American Crafts. These are one of the more expensive tools that I have on hand but I must say they are worth every penny. They make hand stitching so fun and so EASY.
Here are a few tips to make your hand stitching successful:
- Always prepoke your holes (use either a needle or a paper piercer).
- Split a strand of embroidery floss in half (so you'll be using 3 threads). If you use all 6 threads at once it may tear the paper.
- When you start stitching tape the thread to the back of your page to hold it in place, tape the end of the thread when you finish as well.