April 11, 2011

Fabric Card Tutorial

I love handmade cards,
and I make them for almost every occasion,
but I found myself in a bit of a rut.
{I'm not the most crafty paper person, I can admit it}
so I decided to turn to my sewing machine for a little inspiration!
{she never lets me down!}

This is incredibly easy,
and doesn't even require a step by step tutorial,
but I had fun making this, and took lots of pictures,
so I thought I'd write one up anyway!

First things first,
gather your supplies!


You'll need scissors, a card, some scrap fabric and sewing machine
{needle and thread will totally work too!}


Next, cut your fabric into strips,
and arrange them on the card!
{seriously, this is where you can get creative...any color, pattern, design...you name it!}

And then,
{you guessed it}
you sew those bad boys down!
{I sewed a line right down the middle, but please, do whatever your heart desires!}


Now you have a super cute card with little fabric ears...and that's not really flattering...
So...


Snip them off :)
{well, unless you like them...then leave 'em}

And...TaDa!

You've created a custom card!

But...I still think it's missing a little special something...

So I added a ruffle!
{duh!}

and Voila!
The finished product!
{I forgot to take a picture once I snipped off the extra ruffle fabric, but I think you get the idea}

I promise you that whoever receives this card will
LOVE the fact that you gave them something personal,
and handmade.

So go ahead...create one, or 7...
{they're a little addicting}
you've been warned :)


happy crafting!

6 comments:

Laura Nelson said...

super cute! love this tutorial :)

the sweet paper house said...

this is awesome!!! I love sewing on paper:)

gin said...

How cute; this may be the first project I do with my sewing machine! Seems simple enough for this novice.
gin @ Life as Topher's Mama

juliebean said...

So super cute!! What kind of sewing machine do you have? I have been looking into getting a new one (mine if over 17 years old) and there are too many choices!! :)
Julie

Summer Inc said...

That is such a cute idea! I am going to have to make me some to hand out.

Hanna said...

THis is so lovely! WIsh I had a sewing machine! I know, shame on me!

xoxoo Hanna

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