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Sew a Card

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This sew a card project is a beginning project that you can design as a birthday card, note card or even postcard. We've used a zigzag stitch but you can also use a normal straight stitch.

This is a good project for kids who are just learning how to sew corners.

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How to Sew a Card

You will need the following to make one card:
4 x 6 inch piece of fabric
4x6 inch piece of interfacing
4x6 piece of cardstock

  • Iron your interfacing to the wrong side of your fabric piece. Note: If you are a beginning sewer have an adult help you.
  • Layer your fabric with the right side down and the cardstock on the top.
  • Carefully hold your layers together while you sew along the edges of your card.
  • Write a special note or send a postcard to someone. You can even use this as a bookmark if you'd like.
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Sew Sweet Birthday Card

by Mary Ruthven (Palm Coast, FL.)

bday card
A fun sew a card idea!

I know the best gifts I receive are handmade and when my grandchildren make one for me, it's the best!

I send small handmade gifts to family and friends and try to come up with a gift that relates to the person I am giving it to. A friend who loves to sew has a birthday coming up.

I love hunting at garage sales and thrift stores...I find so many neat little items there. Recently I found this pretty and unusual pin cushion (new and still in original package) for 99 cents. It was a perfect gift for her! I make my own greeting cards and came up with this idea for her.

I knew when the card was completed that it would be adorable if a child made it for someone they knew who liked to sew. A hand drawn picture of a sewing machine would be a keepsake. I just roughly stitched "Happy Birthday" onto a piece of material and then glued it onto the machine at a position that made it look like the machine stitched it.

I cut a small plastic spool in half (the ones that come in travel sewing kits) and wrapped thread around it, then glued it on top of the machine. I also glued buttons on each corner.
Inside I wrote the verse, "A day hemmed in prayer seldom unravels" which a child can write in their own handwriting.

How cute would that be?

Just an idea I thought I'd share with other readers.

Happy Sewing!

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