Fabric cards are a quick and easy way to use up little bits and pieces of scraps leftover from other projects. The recipients will ohh and ahh over your talent for making a unique and artistic card, just for them.
In the midst of a blazing hot summer, and being from a coastal state, I’ve created an ocean themed design. I sketched out my ideas in a notebook while watching tv one evening. This is really the preamble to the process of making the card. Once I did this, I was ready to work with fabric and build out my card.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own version:
One sheet of card stock
One envelope to fit a 5″ x 7″ card
One 5″ x 7″ scrap of fabric as the “canvas”
One 5″ x 7″ scrap of fabric as the backing on the inside of the card
Lots of little scraps for the card design
Dark color thread for outlining
Steam a Seam fusible webbing for applique (one sheet)
Fabric glue stick
Now for the fun part, defining the design by outlining all of the pieces at the sewing machine! Choose a dark color thread which makes sense for your color palette. I chose navy.
I hope you are proud of your card! To make your own design, begin like I did with roughly sketching out your idea on paper. Then, use the card stock to make size appropriate pieces drawn onto the fusible webbing. Follow my process, outlined above for creating your original fabric card.
I always feel good about myself when I can reduce textile waste by repurposing my fabric scraps into a project that was not the original intention for the chosen fabric. Fabric cards are perfect for just that!
The recipient will surely hold onto this handmade card as a keepsake from you.
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