DIY stitched Mother's Day Card | How About Orange

May 09, 2013

DIY stitched Mother's Day Card


Need a last-minute Mother's Day card idea? Stitch one! Chronicle Books has offered us this tutorial from Jessica Marquez, author of Stitched Gifts. The book offers 25 simple embroidery projects for weddings, holidays, baby showers, anniversaries, or just because. Here's one for mums.

Stitching this card should take 30-45 minutes according to the directions, so you don't even need to start until about 10:30 PM on Saturday night, right?

Download the how-to PDF (4 MB, so give it a minute)
Download the stitching pattern

Only a couple types of stitches are needed. These steps are also included in the PDF, but if you need quick refresher...

How to backstitch:


How to make a French knot:

Happy stitching! For more projects, get the book Stitched Gifts right here.



20 comments:

thisislemonade said...

Beautiful! What a great idea! Love the photo tutorial too - beautifully shot :)

Grandma G said...

YOU need to start before Sat. night, since you'll need to get it in the mail by... er... today! Darn... wish I could see YOU instead of a card on Mother's Day. ;)

Mum

Becky said...

Beautiful idea. Not sure I could pull it off, but it's really pretty and I love the idea!

http://thisfineday.com/

purpledoughnuts said...

love the mother's day card. very nice.

chichisclosets said...

I love the card

MyLovelyBigFeetBlog said...

lovelly card

Anonymous said...

This is what I'll be doing tonight! So excited! It might not get there until Monday, but it'll be worth the wait. :D

Emily said...

I love paper embroidery, and this card is lovely. That book looks fantastic too!

Pavinee s said...

I don't know how to sew or stitch but this just inspire me to learn! :D

Ζήνα said...

adorable idea!
thank you for sharing!

Il Gufo Creativo said...

Very, very wonderful and original!
Mary

Lilla in AL said...

Thank you for the pattern. I love paper embroidery.

Lisa said...

Beautiful! What a lovely idea. And I love the colours

Anne-Marie said...

Great idea for a quick DIY project. =)

Kristen said...

So pretty! (And perfect for those of us who cough-cough-forgot-to-buy-a-card.) Have you SEEN the leftover cards that are available on Mother's Day itself? At least this will look like I meant to give a handmade card all along... :)

Jessica Jones said...

Yes. Of course you planned to. :)

jessica/miniature rhino said...

yay! thanks so much for sharing my card Jessica. Makes me so happy to be on How About Orange!! thank you

Lisa said...

This was a great idea, thank you for sharing! I stitched up a version of this for my mom Friday afternoon and she loved it, thanks again!

Amy Treadwell said...

I made this just last night and it came out beautifully. I'm hoping the homemade element will make my mom forget that she is getting it a few days late . . . .

Debie Grace said...

I love stitched cards! It always turns out really nice. :)

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