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Sewing Machine Embroidery Projects – Handmade Cards

If you’ve ever tried sewing maching embroidery, you will know that it is fantastic fun, provides quick results, uses up the tiniest of fabric scraps and is one of the most satisfying crafts on the planet. 
Birdy Tea Cosy
Having had such a nice bit of feedback on my recent sew-your-own-card tutorial I thought I would share a few more of my sewing machine embroidery projects with you.

I have tried it out on tea cosies, t-shirts, aprons and cards and it has delivered great results. But so far, the cards have been my favourite. 

A thank you card my sister made and sent to me after I had shown her the basics

A Christening Card for a Little Girl

A housewarming card for friends

For me, the key to the cuteness of these pictures is the detail. Here is a close-up of smoke billowing out of the cottage chimney.

In this shot you can see how the creeper is created by using floral fabric and a leafy setting on the sewing machine.

Throughout this picture I used floral and leaf patternd fabric as much as possible.

Here is a close-up of the cottage window and door. They have been highlighted against the pale background of the house and window by using red thread.

I am certainly no expert on this, but if you want to give it a go and have any questions, just leave me a comment or use the contact form on my blog. I’m happy to share the knowledge I’ve gained through trial and error over the past three or four years.

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11 thoughts on “Sewing Machine Embroidery Projects – Handmade Cards

  1. They are so pretty. What a lovely way to make unique cards. I've not done free motion machine embroidery. Those daffodils are lovely. I might just give it a go. Thanks for sharing. #brillblogposts

  2. Your imagination knows no bounds with this and you can play around with colours, textures and fabrics. It really is a fun craft to have a go of. I hope you enjoy giving it a try Cheryl.
    Thanks for stopping by to comment.

  3. So pretty. I have never tried sewing machine embroidery, it’s my wish list of craftiness. Great inspiration. #CraftNight

    1. Thanks. I sew the fabric onto the card using an old sewing machine. I don’t use the pedal, just turn the wheel by hand to be more accurate.

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