Machine Stitch Greeting Card

Machine Stitch Greeting Card

Posted 2013-03-27 by Oxford Explorerfollow
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.

Time: 20 minutes
Age: Over 10s
Level: Medium

Materials
  • Cardstock
  • Paper
  • Paint, pens, pencil, crayons (whatever you want to make your design in)
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Glue

  • Method
  • 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. Potato prints are easy to do or you could try using a rubber stamp .

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    Tags

    Easy
    5_to_10s
    Under_5s
    Any_age
    Over_10s
    Cheap
    Medium
    Recycled
    Paint
    Christmas
    Greeting_card
    Decoration
    Fun_food
    Easter
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