This is a tutorial for some super simple stash busting note cards.
Print the PDF patterns HERE
Steam-A-Seam Lite 2
Small sewing needle
Iron Off hot iron cleaner (optional but highly recommended)
Step 1 – Trace Designs
Use a light box or window with sunlight to trace the designs on to the Steam-A-Seam Lite 2.
Step 2 – Ready the Designs
Rough cut around the designs to separate them.
Peel the backing paper off and place on the wrong side of your fabric. I like to hit it with a hot iron to help it stick.
Cut out your design pieces .
Step 3 – Fuse to Card
Peel the remaining paper off and place the design on the card. When you like it’s position hit it quickly with the hot iron. Do not use steam and don’t press too long or hard. It will warp the paper.
Step 4 – Add Stitching
I like to use a small machine needle and rayon thread. Rayon thread is softer, more flexible and has a nice shine to it.
1.Do not stitch too close together. It will only perforate your card and make it tear.
2.Do not reverse to lock your stitches.
Use a decorative stitch that has an open design and sew a border around the card edge. Leave long thread tails at the start and finish.
Set your stitch length a little longer than normal and stitch around your fabric design.Leave long thread tails at the start and finish.
Paper is not forgiving so don’t use a design that takes extra stitches across the card.
Step 5 – Finishing
Using the small needle pull your thread tails through and existing stitch hole to the back of the card. Cover thread tails with a small piece of tape to hold in place. Trim the extra off.
How easy was that? Be creative and enjoy your cards!
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