What kind of paper do you use for embroidery?

What paper should I use for embroidery?

Any heavy weight paper (cardstock) will be fine. I’ve embroidered on several different kinds: paper from an artist’s water-color pad, short-fibered tagboard, and expensive hand-made paper. I’ve found the best results with heavy paper that has longer fibers.

Can you stitch cardstock?

Cardstock, construction paper and handmade papers are a great place to start for stitches. Each are a bit sturdy and can support having holes and thread punched through them.

Can I sew paper with my sewing machine?

Get dotty: You can use your sewing machine without thread to make all kinds of patterns on paper. A couple of things to keep in mind: When you sew without thread, the holes on top will be smooth, and the ones on the bottom will be bumpy, as the needle pierces the paper.

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