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Sewing Cards {Craft Camp}

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Be prepared for a creative summer with these wonderful crafts for children. Just click the button in the left sidebar for ideas to make your summer fun and full of crafty memories!


Cathe from Just Something I Made writes……

How to make animal sewing cards

Animal sewing cards are not only fun to stitch, but also fun to make!

Just click on the design images below for download. Then, print the PDF files onto heavy cardstock paper. Color in the animals.

I used a scanned vintage quilt to add some color to the animals as well.

Trim out printed images with a fat margin around the animal.

Hole punch the circles. To reach the eye and mouth holes, gently bend those circles in half and use your hole punch to cut half a circle that becomes whole when unfolded. Or, use a craft knife or eyelet punch.

For sewing up the cards, you can use colorful shoe laces, or make laces from yarn or string and wind tape tight around the ends for easy threading through the holes.
Make a pocket folder for your animals with two manilla folders and tape.

Print out a label and stick it to the front of the folder.

You can stitch around the cards with simple in and out stitching…

Or cover all stitching areas by around once (as in the photo above), then come back with the second lace and fil in the gaps.

The final sewn cards can be carefully un-stitched for reuse, or kept sewn and used as wall art!

Just in case you have trouble with any of the above files try these links:

Blank animals:

http://justsomethingimade.com/wp-content/uploads/JSIMSewingCardDog.pdf

http://justsomethingimade.com/wp-content/uploads/JSIMSewingCardBunny.jpg

http://justsomethingimade.com/wp-content/uploads/JSIMSewingCardCat.jpg

http://justsomethingimade.com/wp-content/uploads/JSIMSewingCardBird.pdf

Quilted animals:

http://justsomethingimade.com/wp-content/uploads/JSIMSewingCardDogQ.jpg

http://justsomethingimade.com/wp-content/uploads/JSIMSewingCardBunnyQ.jpg

http://justsomethingimade.com/wp-content/uploads/JSIMSewingCardCatQ.jpg

http://justsomethingimade.com/wp-content/uploads/JSIMSewingCardBirdQ.pdf

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