If you frequent online scrapbook galleries you may have noticed a new trend: corset stitching! The corset stitch is a versatile stitch that incorporates many looks. In the above photo collage you can see the corset stitch used for a distressed look, shabby chic look, and a more frilly look. You can punch holes for the threading with a paper piercer, hole punch, or border punch (like the scallop punch). You can use any type of medium for the stitching such as thread, cording, ribbon, or yarn.
I decided to try my hand at the corset stitch on a Halloween project I’ve been wanting to do. Here’s how I went about it…
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1. 6 sheets of patterned Halloween paper
2. Chipboard letters
3. Black cording
4. Mod Podge
5. Black distress ink
Trace the chipboard letters onto the patterned paper and cut them out; two sheets of paper per letter. Adhere one sheet of paper to each chipboard letter with Mod Podge. Ink the edges with black distress ink. After the ink dries, add a layer of Mod Podge on top of the letters.
I ran my scissors along the cut slivers to distress the paper then inked all of the edges with black distress ink. I used my paper piercer to make holes for my cording. I threaded my cording through the holes then attached it to the chipboard letters then added another layer of Mod Podge.