I really like this concept of having stitches on cards or scrapbook pages without really having to sew. I never liked to sew and it can be time consuming. This was a good purchase for me. I also like that there are several different types of stitches which can be changed out.
This is a great starter - you get the handle and the straight stitch
head - unless you wish to have other stitches you need buy no more.
It is very comfortable to use although you need a little practice.
I have only recently started sewing with my sewing machine, but holey heck, I hate to drag it out to sew on my scrapbook pages! This tool, and all the different stitching heads are so easy to use, they glide right along the paper smoothly. No skipping or running out of ink. And I love that the sew stamper heads work with the Sew Easy tool. I can keep one in my sew easy case that fits all the heads, and one to spare for my daughter to use. Thanks We R!!
I bought one for me and one for my daughter as a gift (she has yet to know about). But, mine, I LOVE! It's a great addition to a sewing scrapbooker! I've sewn for over 60 years and have doen scraobiijubg throughout the years, as well! Thanks for a fun, great tool!
I bought the set as soon as I saw them in an email. I have four sewing machines so I do actually sew on my ATC's, etc but this set is great for when I am in a hurry and is fast and easy!!!!
I really haven't had a chance to use this yet. I did try it out on scrap paper and it works well. I'm looking forward to making lots of projects with it. I wish it came in more colors.
The instructions suggest you practice of a piece of scrap paper. HA! (Get it???) I suggest you practice A LOT on a piece of scrap paper! In order for the sides of the stamper not to show, you must practice! Other than that, I love the little device! Obviously, it is far more easy that doing the actual sewing and, much faster. I wish it came in colored ink. After practicing, I got to the point where I could zip along the edges of a card in less than a minute and the card was already lookin' cute :0)
This sure is quicker than actually sewing, which I still do on scrapbook pages for the most part. On cards though I like to use this stamper for the look of stitching without the time commitment. It's nice that all the tips are preinked...no redipping and trying to match up where you left off! Much better than the rub on stitching from back awhile...those drove me insane!!!! LOL
I was worried by all the reveiws that it would be hard to get the hang of this tool, but I did not have any such problems. I used a metal ruler to keep my stiches straight and if you stay consistant with the pressure the ink will stay uniform. I would love to have white ink as well but overall great tool.
This is a dandy tool. Try it first on scrap paper to get the right pressure and the right kind of paper to "take" the ink. I bought one for myself and one for a Christmas gift so will get to "play" with it more after the holidays.
I really like the idea of being able to add stitches quickly to a page. How much quicker and cheaper is that than using a sewing machine or hand stitching. As far as actually using the product, I thought it took quite a bit of time to master just the right technique to keep the stitches straight and the ink evenly applied. I found the handle wobbled too much for my taste and the ink took a very long time to dry and would smear. Even after it appeared dry to the eye, it was not dry to the touch. I would recommend the product but with only those caveats.
I bougt this thinking I would be able to make nice paterns on my pages well on the first use the theets crooked and it never been able to do a hole!,,,, Maybe I didn't use it right but its not really complicated to understand the principal lol... I used regular scrapbooking paper, not cardboard... Am I the only one?
I didn't have any problems with the rolling however mine leaves lines on the sides of the stitches. Maybe there is a fix for this, I haven't researched it yet.
i bought 4 of these stampers. Of the 4, only 1 provided dark, consistent stamping. The rest left relatively faint marks and ran out of ink quickly. I had hoped to use one of these designs on my Christmas cards. Now I'm not certain I can depend on my choice to give me the results I want. Proceed with caution.
A bit hit and miss imprints. You have to hold it just right and apply the same pressure to get a clear imprint. I'd be afraid to use it in a completed project for fear of ruining the work already done.
This looks like real stitching and is a really wonderful thing for those of us that don't sew at all. I love it! Best idea to come out in a long time. I am anxious to see what developes with new heads, maybe a scroll effect or swiggles. Love IT!