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DIY Mothers Day Card

Hi all

Hope you’ve have had a great week. Mothers day is this weekend (that is in the UK at least). Last week I did a DIY post on how to make three decorated jars you can see that here I really love these jars and will make some more for myself! This week I thought I would show you how to make this quick easy card ready for Sunday. The card uses colourful fabric to write the word Mum/Mom then the “happy mothers day is hand stitched” so it is a sewing based DIY but it is fairly simple and I think it looks really effective.

 

You Will Need

  • One blank card (whatever colour or size a larger card may make it easer)
  • A plain piece of fabric to just a little smaller than the card
  • Three squares of coloured or patterned fabric
  • Cotton (to sew the fabric letters on)
  • Black embroidery thread (for the writing below

You Will Also Need

  • Pinking sheers
  • Fabric scissors
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Sewing machine (optional)

How to make the card

1. Make sure the plain piece of fabric fits on the card with a small  boarder and use the pinking sheers (zigzag scissors) to edge the fabric this prevents it from fraying (this will be the background for your letters)

2. Draw out the letters mum or mom (depending on where in the world you live) one letter on each piece of fabric and then cut them out.

3. Write your message I wrote ‘Happy Mothersday’. (Yes I now realise it is two words but never mind I’m no good at spelling) In a fabric pen or a pencil, Then take one strand of the black embroidery thread and sew over your writing.

4. Pin the letters onto the backing plain in the position that you want you could make them overlap slightly.

5. Then either by hand or on a sewing machine use a straight stitch and sew around the letters in the colours you want (You can use as many colours as your want) once sewn trim all the threads to neaten it.

6. Using a glue stick or PVA, glue the backing fabric the card and your done.

 

 

(If you want to make the card look neater you can appliqué the letter on the backing fabric I chose to do it this way because I like the look of the frayed edge and as it is stuck onto a card there is likely to be little wear)

 

Thank you for reading. I hope you enjoyed. What are Mothers day plans? I’d love to know if you decide to make this card.

Bye for now, see you next week!

 

 

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