Embroidery cards March 20, 2017 19:32

!When it Rains look for Rainbows!

It's so much fun going back to basics with a needle and thread! I was recently looking for a nice way to make cards for Kids craft club at Stitch Studio and this is what happened... 

 

I'm pretty pleased with the results and so were the kids.

If you want to have a go at making your own embroidery cards here's what you'll need to do.

You will need:

Here's how you do it:

SKETCH your design to the back of your card.

You can sketch freehand or alternatively trace your favourite designs. I have a free design sheet available to download HERE

DOT your design

Add dots to your design with a pencil these will be your punched holes.

PUNCH holes with your needle

Push holes through your cardstock using the needle that you will sew with.

SEW your design

Start sewing your design using embroidery thread and your favourite stitch, I used back stitch

(don't forget which is the back and front of your card)

For embroidery techniques check out this great book by Susie Johns

Top tip: Split the strands if your embroidery thread is too thick.

Change colours as you work through your design

CLOUDS

I sewed the clouds a little differently. By adding a hole in the center and sewing into it with every stitch, I was able to create this 3D effect.

'Every cloud has a silver lining'

I always like to use silver around the edge of a cloud it's the optimist in me.

Et Voila! You are finished

These designs look great on the front of a greetings card or why not frame it as a little piece of handmade art.

That's what I did with this rainbow which the kids have now stolen for their bedroom.

If you make one of these let us know how you got on and show us what you made we would love to see... tag us on social media with #makeitstitch or comment below

Happy sewing