!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:
- Cardstock 160gsm
- 6 strand Embroidery threads
- Wide eyed sewing needle
- Sharp little scissors
- Pencil and rubber
- (optional) tracing paper
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 or with a compass.
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
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.