Monday, May 25, 2015

Victorian Sewing Machine

Anne here and today I'm showcasing the new Vintage Sewing Machine die.  I decided to create a small box to hold some basic sewing supplies, basing the box on this tutorial (although I made mine slightly smaller).

To start off, I die cut the sewing machine from white cardstock and then "colored" it with various embossing powders from Sparkle N Sprinkle: Black Detail, Red Apple, Silver Detail, and my own concoction of Red Apple, Daffodil, and Tangy Tangerine mixed together for the thread.  The handle and the spool were colored with Copics and a scrap of fabric was added under the needle, just for fun.

To add dimension, I used one of my favorite techniques - die cutting it from fun foam and gluing the fun foam to the back of the die cut.  That way there's no fussing around those small openings, trying to make sure none of the dimensional foam shows through.  Quick and easy!!

I also wanted some sort of border for the front of the box, so I die cut the spool and thread part of the die several times and then cut off the parts I didn't want.  I also heat embossed it with my own mixture.

Lace was added to the front cover and along the sides and some (old) alpha chips by Doodlebug Design were added to the front as well.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the team is creating with the latest Die-Versions Vintage release.


  1. Wow! This looks awesome! Love how you gave the sewing machine dimesion!

  2. This is absolutely stunning, Anne!! The vintage sewing machine looks amazing!! What a gorgeous box this is!!

  3. Loving the whole idea! Very creative and love the lace look too!