I found this great new technique FREE on YouTube. It is called Stitch and Slash. There are some very pretty things you can do with this idea.
So get to stitching and slashing!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaPsMLE2FQ8 The video is safe to watch!
You can also go to google.com top left click on Images and then type in Stitch and Slash in the image browser and find tons of pictures of items made of this technique. AWESOME!
You can also go here to see some examples of the beautiful work. http://search.aol.com/aol/image?q=Stitch+and+Slash+Images&v_t=client_searchbox