{How To} Easy Stitch Cards

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To avoid the “I’m Bored” blues during the summer, I like to have a few fun things in my bag of tricks for the kiddos!

Stitch cards are my solution!  They are easy to pack, low cost and kid friendly.

Stitch Cards

 

Easy Stitch Cards by The Sewing Loft

This project is for all levels.

Skill Level- 1 Button

Materials:

  • empty cereal box
  • yarn
Tools:
  • embroidery needle
  • scissors
  • hammer & nail

Basic Instructions:

Okay, so it may seem funny to see Hammer & Nail on the “tool” list but I promise, it is super easy!

  1. After you have polished off your cereal, open up the box and cut out cardboard to size.  I suggest 5″ x 7″.  It is easy to fill and can be placed in a frame to give to Grandma.
  2. Then draw a simple design on the card- or better yet, enlist the little ones.
  3. With hammer and nail, punch holes all along the drawing.  I suggest about every 1/4″ to 3/8″.  Think of connect the dots!  *Tip- have something underneath it to protect your work surface.  I just used an old cardboard box.
  4. Now, pull out your colored yarn and thread up your embroidery needle. (My girls are using a plastic one.  It has a large eye for them to thread.)
  5. Tie a knot at the end and start stitching from the back of the card.
How to create easy stitch cards by The Sewing Loft
These are sure to keep the girls busy on the long ride back to NJ this summer!
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Do you have any fun summer craft ideas?  If so, please share.  The car ride to NJ is very long and the girls only get 3 free “Are we there yet?” passes!
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Comments

  1. Fantastic website changes! Oh, and the kiddie project is fab, too :). Lucky kids to have a resourceful mom like you.

  2. Cute cute cute!

  3. LOVE these! Very good for fine motor skills! 🙂

  4. I love this idea. Thanks for sharing. I found you on the Ivy Cottage.

    Kimberly @ mypinterestreality.com

  5. How cool! I like to stitch grown-up versions of these, with cardstock and embroidery thread.

  6. These are very cute! I did something similar with a set of cards I made using gold thread to hand sew a boarder.

  7. This is such a fabulous idea. I wonder if my 5 year old could do it. We have some beginning stitch cards, and she does OK. Love this though.

  8. Heather, Love these! Was looking for something for the grandsons, Have a great road trip.

    • Heather says:

      Becky, I miss you!! They are so easy to make and you can even use photos from coloring books as your drawings.

  9. LOVE it Heather!! They look like so much fun to create!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! 🙂

  10. Brilliant idea. How old are your girls?

  11. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    What a super cute summer craft idea!

  12. This is perfect to help Cliff improve his fine motor skills! And super cute too! Thank you so much for linking up to Pretty Things Thursday! I can’t wait to see what you share next week!

    Natalie from Johnny In A Dress!

  13. Love that idea! You could actually frame the finished product. I’m hosting a linky party “One Creative Weekend” at OneCreativeMommy.com. I’d love for you to visit and link up this idea and/or anything else you’d like to share.

  14. These look so cute!!! So simple and they look so pretty. I’m glad you shared this at Romance on a dime. Pinning this.

  15. Very clever idea! My kids are always asking to do “projects.” What a perfect activity for them to do while I do my sewing! THanks for linking to our first PTT party! Hope you’ll come back next week!
    Jen

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