Username Post: Sewing trims and embellishments        (Topic#1552279)
mschiddy
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Has anyone tried sewing their own trims and embellishments for scrapbooking or card making? I'm just wondering if there are any concerns with threads or fabrics being archival safe. Does anyone know?


 
bgsl56
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In response to mschiddy

I have sewn on my layouts and even sewn the title on one of my pages. Not really concerned about threads being acidic --- most are nylon or polyester.
I have a few pix in my gallery --- check on page 7.


 
JL56 
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  • JL56 on 03-30-12 01:10 AM
In response to bgsl56

I have a Brother embroidery machine, I stitch onto card and felt to make my own embelishments, embroidered flowers are my favourite, stipple designs work well on card stock.


 
meela
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  • meela on 04-29-12 05:15 PM
In response to JL56

I make a lot of my own embellies too, I don't worry too much about archivalness though. I guess my thoughts are quilts have been around for eons, so hopefully anything I use will be OK.


 
samaclean
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In response to meela

If you are worried about it, prewash the fabric to remove the sizing. That would be the most likely culprit if anything was going to be a problem. I sew fabric swatches to my layouts when it is about sewing, hasn't been a problem, but I really have not thought long term...


 
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