Embroider a Mother's Day Card for a Special Way to Celebrate Mom

embroidered mother's day card Nothing says “I love you” like a handmade card, especially for Mother’s Day. With some simple supplies that you likely already have around the house, you can stitch a card that’s totally one-of-a-kind.

Embroidered Mother’s Day Card

Level: Easy

What You Need

  • Blank card
  • Envelope
  • Embroidery scissors
  • Embroidery floss
  • Embroidery needle
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • T-pins, safety pins or push pins (or another tool for punching small holes)
  • Scrap paper
  • Glue


1. Create Your Design

Using a pencil, lightly sketch your design or phrase on the front of your card. Pro Tip: If you’re looking for inspo for your font and layout, check out our class Hand-Lettering for Beginners.

2. Punch It

punching brown card Use a pin to punch holes along the letters, making each about ⅛” apart. When the letters are fully punched into a template, erase the pencil lines.

3. Start Stitching

embroidering card Thread your needle with the floss of your choosing and knot the end. Starting from the inside (the wrong side) of your card, come up through the hole and begin stitching.

embroidered letter detail There are a ton of embroidery stitches you can use, but for our hand-embroidered letters, we used backstitch throughout. When you finish stitching a word (or you run out of floss), weave the end into previous stitches on the wrong side of your card.

4. Finish the Card

embroidered mothers day card finished Tape or glue a piece of scrap paper to the wrong side of your stitching. This will give the inside of your card a cleaner finish.

Good to Know: Instead of stitching directly on your card, you can also embroider a piece of cardstock and then glue it to the front of a card. It’s up to you!

Write your personal message inside, stick it in a fabric envelope and gift to Mom!

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9 Responses to “Embroider a Mother's Day Card for a Special Way to Celebrate Mom”

  1. Barbara

    I love this crafty way to make a Mother's Day card. Thank you!!

  2. Tabor Liz

    Kinda wish you would’ve included photos for the instructions on weaving the new piece of floss when one color ran out . And also the tape over the inside piece . I think I understand what is being described but I’m a visual learner so always helps to have photo examples. Thanks for the idea tho ! I lost my mom 2 years ago so this holiday is especially hard for me , I will still make this card for her tho and put at her memorial site inside something waterproof . Best wishes to all the mommas out there crafting !

  3. Jan Lambert

    I did counted cross stitch for decades and never once thought to embroider a card! A novel idea!!!

  4. Lorie

    Love crafting!

  5. Kim

    What a fantastic idea ! I know this will surprise my 80 year old mom ! THANK YOU ♥️

  6. Rhonda Fannin

    Love this embroidery idea - thank you!!

  7. Jane

    Love crafting

  8. Jean

    I love craftsy

  9. Sandy Rae

    I love crafting