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Machine Stitch Greeting Card
Younger children might be a little wobbly on the sewing machine but it all adds to the homemade charm
This is an unusual way to add some detail to a homemade greeting card. It also allows older children to have a go at art and using a sewing machine.
: 20 minutes
: Over 10s
Paint, pens, pencil, crayons (whatever you want to make your design in)
Fold the card stock to your the size of card that you want to make.
Choose a colour that will go with your design
On a piece of paper, draw, paint or decorate in anyway that you want. The design should be smaller than your card.
Even simple pictures will look great once the card is complete
Set the sewing machine to the zig zag setting and use a contrasting colour of thread so that it shows up when you stitch.
Glue your design on the card to hold it in place.
Glue your design anywhere you want on the card, you could even try having several pieces on one card
Using the sewing machine, sew around all four sides. You might want to practise on some scrap paper first until you get the hang of it.
If you're not confident about what to draw or paint, you could always try using a stamp.
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