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Topic: Sewn Cards. Tut for transferring pattern to card.  (Read 3565 times)
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« on: February 22, 2011 05:43:28 AM »

This is the kind of card you are doing:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=373369.0

Ok, so transferring a pattern to a card is very simple.
You will need;
♥ your card
♥ your pattern
♥ a sewing needle
♥ something soft to put underneath your card
♥ Paper clips


Ok so first if you don't have a card, you can easily make one from a piece card (you can use paper but card is better for when you're sewing your pattern)
Fold your A4 piece of card  into 3 sections. I have cut off some of the bottom because I though it looked a little too long




Then you take your pattern and put it onto the middle section of the card and secure it with the paper clips




Then you place your 'something soft' (Ive just used a folded tea towel, but you can use thick felt or anything else you think would work) underneath your card and use your needle to make the holes where the pattern says.
I just use a normal sewing needle but my neighbour uses one of those knife kits with all the different blades? she takes out the blades and replaces them with a needle. That way she has a handle (it does make it much easier) BUT for those who don't have a knife kit thing and don't want to buy one, I got a great tip to put the needle into a cork and to use that as a handle Cheesy All I need now is the cork Tongue




When you think you've finished, hold your card up to the light to make sure you haven't missed any holes. If you have just poke them Tongue




And all you need to do now is do your pattern! Cheesy easy-peasy
(Don't stress if you think you wont be able to do the pattern. When you get them from the site the come with very detailed instructions Smiley )





I thought I would add just one more thing.
When you sew your pattern, DO NOT TIE KNOTS AT THE BACK WITH THE THREAD. It's not quite the same as sewing. All you do instead is tape the piece of thread down with some tape (As shown). Also, the reason for the 3 sections instead of the normal 2 is so you can fold the extra one over the back of the sewing and stick it down with double sided tape. That way no one will ever know Tongue 





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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2011 06:05:14 AM »

I just featured this project on Craftster's Facebook page. Thanks for sharing this great tutorial!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2011 06:35:20 AM »

love this! the elephant is super cute. thanks for the tut Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2011 08:32:55 AM »

Thanks so much for this! I'm going to order the elephant pattern now, how can I resist when it's only 1 Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2011 05:05:31 PM »

Thanks so much for this! I'm going to order the elephant pattern now, how can I resist when it's only 1 Smiley


I know and it's soooo fun to do Cheesy You kind of get a real sense of accomplishment and for the amount you pay you can do it over and over again Cheesy Just remember to print a copy of the page with the pattern on it because you can only use it once Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2011 08:29:40 PM »

I found some free patterns

http://www.form-a-lines.com/free-patterns.php

http://www.handcraftedgreetings.com/embrinst.php

http://prickandstitch.ismycraft.com/free-patterns/free-rose-prick-stitch-pattern/

http://www.stringartfun.com/section.php/2/1/free-patterns/d4c815987e11df23bd9b44e09b719143

The pattern for this one
Is a document which downloads if you click here http://www.kaartborduren.nl/voorbeeldpatroon/figure_internet.doc

They also have a technique I'm sure will come in useful for designing your own cards here http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&sl=nl&tl=en&u=http://www.kaartborduren.nl/verborgen_dr_t/_hidden_thr_t.htm&prev=_t&rurl=translate.google.com&twu=1&usg=ALkJrhhZZ3soSPP_GAIjLOP16HL-ht-bqA

Then there is some wonderful Dutch inspiration, combined with paper tole, to be found here
http://www.hobbyjournaal.eu/creaties

Please note, I do not speak or read dutch, I just used http://translate.google.com/ to find out that "embroidery cards" = borduurkaarten.

In German your looking for Stickerei-Karte.

There are four free patterns here, http://www.stitchingcards.com/de/section.php/5/1/kostenlose-muster and a step by step for the butterfly here http://www.stitchingcards.com/de/page.php?xPage=tutorials2.html
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2011 10:50:41 PM »

wow that's great!! awesome research Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2011 01:21:11 AM »

Thank you so much Fruitysalad Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2011 07:21:31 PM »

 Grin I was inspired to try by your tut Amber, it was so well done I realise this is a craft for me!
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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2011 12:41:26 PM »

You could also do the sewing on a separate piece of cardstock and then glue it onto a blank note-card.  That way, you get a lot more color.

Here's mine:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368633.0

p.s., I really love your elephant! 
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