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Free-motion Embroidery Flower Card

Free-motion embroidery and a few tiny scraps come together to make this beautiful card!

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Average Time Taken: Half An Hour - Hour

You will need:

  • 5-inch square of linen or calico
  • Scraps of pretty fabrics for the tablecloth, vase and flowers
  • Fusible web (wonder under)
  • Lightweight fusible interfacing
  • Black machine sewing thread
  • Pattern, printed at 100%
  • Blank 6-inch square greeting card
  • Pattern, printed at 100% Download Now

Instructions:

  1. Carefully fray the edges of your linen square just a little to make it look rustic. Using the pattern, trace one copy each of the tablecloth and vase, and three of each circle onto the fusible web using a pencil, then cut around each one roughly. Fuse them to your choice of coloured fabric scraps and cut each shape out carefully using sharp scissors.
  2. Carefully remove the paper backing and place each piece of the design in position on the background fabric. Fuse them in place with a hot iron.
  3. Apply lightweight fusible interfacing to the back of the design to strengthen the fabric for machine embroidery. Use a darning/free-motion foot and black thread to outline the vase, and draw stems and petals for the flowers.
  4. If you like, you can add an embroidered message to the card. Use a removable fabric marker to write it first, then carefully embroider over your writing with the sewing machine. Writing like this is quite tricky, so you might want to practice a couple of times first.
  5. Use a piece of fusible web to attach the embroidery onto the front of a blank greeting card. Don’t use steam in the iron or the card will go curly!