HOW TO MAKE EMBROIDERED CARDS

by Catherine on February 12, 2013

in Projects

embroidered cards {1. To make embroidered cards, first draw or trace a simple image.}

{2. Using your embroidery needle, punch a hole through the pencil line every few centimetres.}

embroidered cards

{3. Erase the pencil lines.}

embroidered cards

{4. Thread your needle with embroidery floss and push it through a hole from the back of the card. Leave a tail of floss to be secured with a knot so it doesn’t slip through.}

{5. Back-stitch along the path of the punched holes.}

{6. When the embroidered picture is complete, loop the floss through a fixed stitch on the back of the card and knot to secure.}

{7. To finish, paste a bit of thick paper over the back of your card to hide the wrong side of your embroidery & write your message.}

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Tegan @ Tegania's Thoughts

So Cute!!!

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Catherine

Thanks Tegan! x Catherine

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Ana

This is such a fun idea! And it gives me a great reason to raid those embroidery floss stands at the fabric store…I’ve been desperately looking for one! I’ve been really interested in embroidery lately, after seeing a couple of great projects done on clothing, but considering I’ve never tried it before, I think this will be a great starter project.

Hope your week is off to a great start! :)

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Catherine

I’m not a neat stitcher and even I couldn’t mess this project up so I know you’ll rock it! Enjoy the embroidery floss aisle!

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Liz

These are gorgeous! I love homemade cards but as my drawing skills leave a lot to be desired this is right up my alley!
Thanks!

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Catherine

Awe, thanks Liz! I’m not very talented in the drawing department either so you better believe I’m pretty proud of the card too! It really is super easy, I hope you’ll give embroidering one a go and let me know the result!

x Catherine

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