Embroidered Thank You Card

Hello there, 30 days readers! It’s Allison from little lovelies, here to share an easy embroidery project with you. I have been sharing all kinds of needlework posts here on Mique’s blog, so take a look through my older posts for stitching tutorials and project inspiration.

Today I am going to share a quick tutorial for making this sweet embroidered thank you card. It’s a great way to practice stitching letters while using up some of your scrap stash.

Supplies:

  • small pieces of fabric
  • note cards
  • embroidery thread
  • not pictured: twine, sewing machine, scissors, Scotch tape, printed letter pattern

My “pattern” for the lettering on my card was made in Word. I just picked a simple font that I thought would be easy to trace and embroider.

Trace your pattern onto your fabric using a light source and a water soluble pen. I have a light box that I use to trace embroidery patterns, but a brightly lit window with your pattern and fabric taped up would do the trick as well. If your fabric is light enough that you can see your pattern through it, you might be able to trace it with no light source behind your work.

After you’ve traced your pattern, it’s time to stitch. I just used a simple back stitch, but if you’re feeling ambitious, you could try a chain stitch or stem stitch.

Take your stitching out of the hoop, iron, and cut your fabric down to the size you’d like. My card was 4.25″ x 5.5″ and I wanted a half inch border around the edge of my fabric, so I cut a template (that yellow piece of paper) that measured 3.25″ x 4.5″. Once I had my template cut out, I used it to cut my fabric.

Stitch down the fabric to your card. I found it helpful to use a bit of Scotch tape around the very edges of my fabric to hold it to the card and prevent shifting while I sewed. Make sure the tape is close to the edge of the fabric so that you don’t sew over the tape. Also be aware that sewing through paper can dull your needle, so you may need to change your needle after. I find it useful to keep a designated paper sewing needle so all of my machine needles aren’t ruined when I work with cards.

Tie on a bit of ribbon or twine and you have a sweet card ready to send! This would be a perfect way to add an extra something to a teacher appreciation gift or Mother’s Day card.

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Happy stitching!

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Allison
Allison blogs at little lovelies, where she shares all sorts of crafts, fun inspiration, and family moments. She is a wife of 6 years and a working mom to her two year old son, Sawyer. She loves all sorts of crafts, especially those of the stitched variety – knitting, embroidery, cross stitch, and crochet. Give her a Diet Coke, reality tv, needle and thread and she’s one happy girl.
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  1. says

    Cool! I just made some stitched cards for Mother’s Day the other day – but these are cool too. I’ll have to try my hand at embroidery. Thanks for sharing your ideas!