Scrapbook How To: Hand Stitch a Photo Grid

If you have lots of photos to fit on your layout, creating a grid can help with positioning and helps break up the photos by providing a distinct pattern. Plus, the hand-stitching adds a touch of texture to your pages. Brenda Johnston created the If You Give a Child a Camera layout for Scrapbooking with Fabric & Notions using embroidery floss for the grid she drew with a pencil and ruler.

If you Give a child a Camera by Brenda Johnston from Scrapbooking with Fabric & Notions

If you Give a child a Camera by Brenda Johnston from Scrapbooking with Fabric & Notions

Here are the steps for recreating the look:

Step 1 Using a ruler and pencil, mark cardstock with horizontal and vertical gridlines.

Step 1 Using a ruler and pencil, mark cardstock with horizontal and vertical gridlines.

Step 2 Lightly draw gridlines at marks.

Step 2 Lightly draw gridlines at marks.

Step 3 Hand stitch along gridlines using needle and embroidery floss.

Step 3 Hand stitch along gridlines using needle and embroidery floss.

 

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One Response to Scrapbook How To: Hand Stitch a Photo Grid

  1. ScrapJAG says:

    I really like this, and plan to do it some time. I like how it adds texture, but not enough to really detract from the photos.

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