Father's Day Stitched Card and Gift Tag
With Father’s day on the horizon it means I’m starting to think about gift ideas. What I love most about giving a gift is presenting the gift itself. Beautiful packaging really shows the person how much you care. I love to make handmade cards and find making a card on my sewing machine really exciting and fun to do. Treat card like fabric but use an old sewing machine needle and keep it separate just for your card projects. Think of it like you wouldn’t use your fabric scissors for cutting paper etc.
Here is my tutorial to create a unique handmade Father’s day shirt card with matching gift tag for that special man in your life.
You will need
Craft cotton co fat quarter bundle-I chose the tartan classics
Handful of small buttons
Sewing machine or needle and thread
A luggage label
Jute twine or string
Blank card and envelope
Iron and ironing board
Gather a card blank with envelope and luggage label and pick the fabric you want to use.
Use your card blank as a template , draw the card blank with a pen and cut out.
Cut out a 2 inch wide rectangle in the length of your fabric square.
Press your fabric pieces with an iron.
Turn under the side edges of your 2 inch rectangle under by 1cm and press and position to hide the raw edges of the fabric. Place this onto the centre of your main fabric piece.
Pin in place and topstitch on either side.
Cut out a 3.5 inch square from the fabric. Fold in half and cut along the diagonal.
Turn under both short sides of the triangle pieces to hide the raw edges of the fabric and press.
Overlap the triangle to the top of the main piece of fabric to make up the collar. Pin in place.
Stitch in place and remove the pins as you go. Trim any excess threads and dog eared bits of fabric.
Sew your buttons down the rectangle section on the shirt.
Press under 1cm to hide the raw edges along the 4 sides of your shirt piece of fabric. Sew down the raw edges in contrasting or matching thread.
Position the shirt to the card blank and stitch down in place round all 4 corners.
This is the end of the tutorial for the shirt greetings card
How to make the label
Get your luggage label and write the recipients name at the top of the tag
Use your luggage label as a template to draw round and then cut out.
This time we won’t be hiding the raw edges unless you want to. Lay the fabric on top your label and sew in place and trim any excess threads
Attach your twine of choice or you could reuse the ribbon from the fat quarter packaging.
Your label tutorial is now complete.
Congratulations you have now created a one of a kind card and tag stitched with love!
This card does not just have to be for father’s day this would make a great male card for any occasion any time of the year!
Why not use ditsy floral fabric and recreate with a peter pan style collar for a lady’s card.
Make multiple labels and use them to embellish all of your Christmas presents.
Hope you enjoyed this project
Made by Carrie Marshall for The Craft Cotton Company 2018