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Stitched New Baby Card

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Combine cardmaking and sewing to welcome the new arrival

Stitched New Baby Card

Sophia Palmer has created a sweet greeting for a newborn, featuring lettering and motifs outlined with free motion embroidery. You can use normal stitching methods or add the wording by hand.

Cotton, various colours
Machine thread
Cardstock, white
Fusible web
Iron-on interfacing, medium weight
Tearaway backing
Sewing machine

1. Draw around a white blank on iron-on interfacing. Fuse this to the back of your chosen fabric. Trim the edges to the size you want with scissors or pinking shears.

2. Trace the baby feet template onto fusible web and cut out loosely. Iron to the back of your chosen fabric scraps. Peel off the backing paper and iron in place on the card front. Use your machine to free motion embroider the pieces using matching thread.

3. Print out some small wording and trace this onto tearaway backing. Pin the sentiment in the centre of the card and go over it with free motion embroidery and darker thread as before. Remove the backing.

4. Sew the whole piece to the front of the card, stitching around the edge. If the greeting doesn’t stand up, fix a piece of card inside to hide the stitches and provide stability. Trim any excess with a craft knife.

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