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Master your running stitch using a free spring printable to make a lovely card.
You can practice the running stitch by making a lovely spring card. You will use a free printable and learn how to sew it onto a card by pre-punching holes and using the running stitch to attach the free printable to a card. Great way to master the stitch while at the same time creating a useful card or place setting.

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  • How to make a stitched card. Practice The Running Stitch Using A Free Printable And Make An Adorable Spring/Easter Card - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your supplies. You will need a sewing needle with a generous sized eye (8-10) or a tapestry needle, embroidery floss in your colors of choice, embroidery scissors, a sewing or safety pin to poke holes in the paper, paper scissors to cut out your free printable, a blank notecard on which to place your printable and lastly, your free printable. *Optional: double sided tape to secure the printable to the card while you are sewing and decorative scrapbook paper.

  • How to make a stitched card. Practice The Running Stitch Using A Free Printable And Make An Adorable Spring/Easter Card - Step 2
    Step 2

    Print out your free bunny printable. I used a matte photo presentation paper on which to print but card stock also works well. You want a thicker paper than regular paper because it holds the stitches well.

  • How to make a stitched card. Practice The Running Stitch Using A Free Printable And Make An Adorable Spring/Easter Card - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut out a rectangle around the bunny and then use your pin to poke holes around the perimeter. Leave at least a 1/4 inch at the edge to allow for enough room for the stitching. I made the holes about 1/4 inch apart from each other.

  • How to make a stitched card. Practice The Running Stitch Using A Free Printable And Make An Adorable Spring/Easter Card - Step 4
    Step 4

    Center your bunny on the blank notecard and use your double sided tape to secure the bunny to the card. You may pre-poke holes into the card through the holes you already made around the bunny.

  • How to make a stitched card. Practice The Running Stitch Using A Free Printable And Make An Adorable Spring/Easter Card - Step 5
    Step 5

    Thread your needle with the floss. I used all six strands. Knot the bottom of the floss using a double knot. Pull the needle up through the back of the card into the pre-poked hole, pulling the needle all the way through until the knot catches on the other side.

  • How to make a stitched card. Practice The Running Stitch Using A Free Printable And Make An Adorable Spring/Easter Card - Step 6
    Step 6

    Make the running stitch by bringing the needle down one hole to the back and back up again through the front until you have gone all the way around the card, ending at the back. To finish, make a knot by sliding the needle in through a stitch you already made and making a knot. I like to make two knots to secure the stitch.

  • How to make a stitched card. Practice The Running Stitch Using A Free Printable And Make An Adorable Spring/Easter Card - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now you have a sweet simple spring card. Makes a great place setting card or something special to send to a friend or family member.

  • How to make a stitched card. Practice The Running Stitch Using A Free Printable And Make An Adorable Spring/Easter Card - Step 8
    Step 8

    You can step it up a notch by adding a lovely piece of scrapbook paper to the card first. Affix it by using the running stitch around the edge then attach the bunny printable on top of that using the same technique.

  • How to make a stitched card. Practice The Running Stitch Using A Free Printable And Make An Adorable Spring/Easter Card - Step 9
    Step 9

    Experiment with different colored threads, scrapbook papers, and notecards. I added a color key at the bottom to use for the fur in case you really want to get a little wild and crazy.
    You are now a running stitch expert!

  • How to make a stitched card. Practice The Running Stitch Using A Free Printable And Make An Adorable Spring/Easter Card - Step 10
    Step 10

    You can experiment with other spontaneous stitches and make your own unique creation. Wishing you a bright, warm and hopeful spring filled with new beginnings!

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