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Stitch your own postcards
Freja likes to do embroidery but she doesn’t have the patience to sit with any major projects. We have previously embroidered on plastic bottles and napkin rings, and today we are trying out postcards.

Posted by Pysselbolaget from Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden • Published See Pysselbolaget's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a postcard. Cross Stitch Postcards - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by drawing out a simple pattern on the graph paper. Search online or test drawing your own. Then place the graph paper on a postcard and pierce holes where the stitches are going in.

  • How to make a postcard. Cross Stitch Postcards - Step 2
    Step 2

    Pierce holes only were the stitches are going in, that way it’s easy to follow the pattern. Then go right ahead and start embroidering!

  • How to make a postcard. Cross Stitch Postcards - Step 3
    Step 3

    Paper can be a bit tricky to embroider in, one must a bit careful. Make sure the embroidery yarn is not too thick. If you like you can also reinforce the postcards by applying tape to the back of the cards.

  • How to make a postcard. Cross Stitch Postcards - Step 4
    Step 4

    You get fast results when embroidering on postcards! A few cross stitches can of course also brighten up a somewhat dull design.

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