Stitched Burlap Card

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Make sending greetings a special experience for everyone with this cute card. Family and friends will appreciate your personal touch.

Materials

  • Pale blue cardstock
  • Burlap, scrap
  • Lace, scrap
  • Assorted rust buttons, three
  • Contrasting all-purpose thread

Tools

  • VIVO™ by SINGER® Create & Repair Machine
  • Fabric adhesive

Basic Supplies

scissors, ruler

Directions

STEP 1

Cut 8-1/2”x5-1/2” cardstock panel.

STEP 2

Cut 4-1/2”x2” burlap strip and 4-1/2” length of lace.

STEP 3

Position burlap on right edge of cardstock, 3/4” from bottom of cardstock. Tuck lace under top edge of burlap strip, overlapping by 1/2”.

STEP 4

Set VIVO™ by SINGER® Create & Repair Machine for straight stitch. Thread top of machine and bobbin with all-purpose thread, in color that contrasts with burlap. Carefully stitch 1/4” from edge along all four sides of burlap. (Note: The more slowly the card is sewn, the more control you will have guiding the cardstock while stitching. The presser foot will help guide the cardstock evenly while stitching.)

STEP 5

Backstitch at the beginning and end of the stitching to help secure the thread in place. (Note: Backstitching secures machine stitching so threads do not become loose and pull out. It is done by reversing a few stitches on top of or just next to those machine stitches at the beginning or end of a line of machine sewing.)

STEP 6

Remove card from machine. Trim thread tails.

STEP 7

Fold cardstock in half to make 4-1/4”x 5-1/2” side-fold card.

STEP 8

Adhere buttons to burlap as shown.

Tip

  • Want to learn more about the VIVO™ by SINGER® Create & Repair Machine? Click here to view a video for information and other helpful basic sewing information.

by SINGER® (www.singerco.com)

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