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A cute felt monster is sewn to a notecard.
I love monsters and have been making stuffed monsters, monster backpacks, earrings, puppets, onesies and T-shirts.

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  • How to embellish an applique card. Felt Monster Valentine - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get your materials together. Missing from the photo is the felt (very essential).

  • How to embellish an applique card. Felt Monster Valentine - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold your index card in half. (I cut mine down a bit because my blank card was small.)

    Draw ½ of the monster on one side of the index card.

  • How to embellish an applique card. Felt Monster Valentine - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut out the monster.

  • How to embellish an applique card. Felt Monster Valentine - Step 4
    Step 4

    Trace your monster shape onto felt.

  • How to embellish an applique card. Felt Monster Valentine - Step 5
    Step 5

    Use small dabs of glue on the back of your monster.

  • How to embellish an applique card. Felt Monster Valentine - Step 6
    Step 6

    Turn over and press down onto the card stock.

  • How to embellish an applique card. Felt Monster Valentine - Step 7
    Step 7

    Sew around the monster using a zig zag stitch.

  • How to embellish an applique card. Felt Monster Valentine - Step 8
    Step 8

    Trim off thread ends. You can knot them first if you have the time.

  • How to embellish an applique card. Felt Monster Valentine - Step 9
    Step 9

    Add button eyes using tacky glue

    Cut out felt teeth and glue down.

    Draw a mouth with the fabric paint.

    Let dry.

  • How to embellish an applique card. Felt Monster Valentine - Step 10
    Step 10

    Sign in pencil. Write your own message inside and send to your valentine. Maybe something like, "you're mine... you just don't know it yet" or "Love Bites" for another angle.

  • How to embellish an applique card. Felt Monster Valentine - Step 11
    Step 11

    Last step. Make more and more.

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RUFostering
RUFostering · San Jose, California, US
Where did you beth these adorable monster patterns from? I am making a monster blanket with some hand appliqué embellishments. I have searched ALL over for simple but sweet monsters. Help please!
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Lesley W.
Lesley W. · 2 projects
Super cute and creative idea!
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Luna's acesorios Lucii desu(L)
i loved this project!!! i made my own card but i didn't sew it, i made another monster but i pasted it on a bag:3
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Nethyria
Nethyria · Jaén, Andalusia, ES
Very cute and original :O
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Tamara T.
Tamara T. · 4 projects
Sure, it does dull your needle, but so does a lot of sewing on fabric. Use one of your older needles and replace them regularly for your good sewing projects.
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naruto uzumaki
naruto uzumaki · 5 projects
my mom told me when you sew on paper it duls your needle
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