Making cards out of left over fabric scraps is one of my favorite things to do. I get to use up those last few little bits of my favorite fabrics, and also send someone a sweet message that looks great and hopefully warms their heart. These can be as simple or as complicated as you’d like. The cards shown here are easy to complete, and work up in just a few minutes, but feel free to experiment. Try using just one large piece of your favorite fabric as the front (or, if you’re adventurous, use your favorite quilt block), adding ribbons or embellishments, or maybe even some embroidery…the sky’s the limit!
- Card blank
- Fabric scraps
- Double sided fusible interfacing
- Sewing machine
- Adhesive roller
- Rotary cutter, ruler, and cutting mat
- Chipboard letters
- If you’re using one large piece of fabric, skip right to Step 2. If you’re sewing scraps together, make sure your finished piece is about an inch larger all around than your card front.
- Adhere interfacing to wrong side of fabric following the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Cut cardstock the same size as card front.
- Iron cardstock to the wrong side of the now interfacing lined fabric.
- Using a rotary cutter, ruler, and mat, trim around cardstock so that the piece is again the same size as the card front.
- Topstitch ¼” all the way around the piece using a coordinating thread. Bring thread ends to the back of the cardstock, knot, and tape in place.
- Using an adhesive roller, adhere this piece to the card front.
- Glue chipboard letters in place.