4 Stitching Die Methods Without Thread
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4 Stitching Die Methods Without Thread

We are so excited to be releasing more stitching dies this year! From our current collections Stitched Alphabet, Stitchmas Christmas, Spring Into Stitching, and our new Stitching Die Club, there is so much to experiment with! However, we know how time-consuming stitching and threading can be. Not to mention how difficult the task can be at times. Therefore, we’ve collected a few stitching die methods without thread for you to try out in cards and crafts!

Faux Stitching Method

Our first recommendation is to use pens and markers to draw faux stitches. If you’re short on thread, this method can give you a whole new set of colors to use! This method is quick, easy, and a great way to add more detail and color to your crafts.

4 Stitching Die Methods Without Thread

In this example, we used the Uchida Le Pens to draw faux stitches. These markers are fine tipped, perfect to precisely draw on faux thread, and can even be used for other penmanship projects and crafts.


No Stitching Method

Leaving stitched dies stitchless is another look to try out! The empty holes add some dimension and still highlight patterns and designs made for thread. Whether you’re a pro at stitching or a new learner, we’ve designed our stitched dies to look beautiful as they are or to be complimented with colorful threads and flosses.

4 Stitching Die Methods Without Thread

Projects by: ­­­Mehna Aziz, Debby van Diepen

Embellishment Method

Another way to use stitched dies without thread is to embellish the holes with gems and jewels. Adding a sparkling centerpiece to each stitch design such as on the left and right images make for a lovely background.

4 Stitching Die Methods Without Thread

Another option is to cover each stitch hole. This method can add so much texture and glam to your cards.

Projects by: Rosemary Dennis, Kassi Hulet, Natasha Polite

Back Color Method

The possibilities to style stitched die cuts on cards are endless. Adding bright colors or using the same shade as a backdrop behind the stitched die cut is another way to add more color to crafts. This method really brings out the patterns and designs on the stitched die cuts. If you opt to use the same color in the card background, this monochromatic layout makes cards look sleek and sophisticated.

Projects by: Terri Burson, Suzanne Hue

Thank you for joining us in today’s post! We hope you’ve found some new craft ideas to try out. If you’re looking for more stitching inspiration, check out some of these posts on the blog. Don’t forget to also visit Robin’s blog post to pick up some of her stitching tips and tricks.

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One Comment

  • Jumi

    That’s a good tip! I’ll have to try using the pen instead of thread. I recommend using a stitching die instead of an embossing folder to create the background! It embosses really nicely. Spellbinders stitching dies are the best!

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