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
  • Instructions

    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 card stock 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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