Tuesday, April 17, 2012

patchwork greeting card tutorial.


this fast+simple patchwork greeting card tutorial is a 
super fun way to personalize a swap package or a note to a friend! 

<<materials needed>>
one standard greeting card or card stock 
fabric scraps
lapel stick (or glue stick!)


[1] trim+arrange fabric scraps in mosaic-like pattern. 



[2] using a dab of a lapel stick (or glue stick!), adhere 
the scraps to your greeting card. this is just to keep things 
in place when stitching the scraps. 


[3] sew around each of the scrap pieces. i used a 1/16" 
seam allowance -- just enough to catch the fabric. 


[4] trim the loose threads and done!

once you've got the basic steps down, the patchwork greeting card possibilities are endless! how about using a few decorative stitches around the scraps? or play around with some different fabric scrap shapes+threads! if you make some patchwork greeting cards of your own using this tutorial, please include them in the Canoe Ridge Creations flickr group -- i would love to see them!

xo, megan. 


  1. What a cool idea! Thanks so much - another good reason to hang on to my itty bitty scraps..LOL!

  2. I love this idea!

    Just wanted to let you know I went to PIN this on Pinterest and it seems your images are unable to be pinned. I completely understand that choice, but I wanted to let you know in case you were unaware.

    Thanks so much for sharing this fab idea. :)

  3. I love making cards, and this will be in my next group! Excellant ideas!

  4. Lovely idea! I was making some cards with fabric last month and this is another take on it - will certainly be giving it a go!

  5. That's such a great idea! =D

  6. These are so cute!!!! Thanks for the tutorial! I am definitely going to try this the next time I'm in need of a greeting card!

  7. I was wondering what this was on your instagram! So cute. I love using bits of fabric scraps on my cards. Most recently, I turned my scraps into cupcakes and ice cream cones for a few birthdays coming up. I even used this method on my wedding invitations - luckily it was a small wedding!

  8. It's so easy and looks really beautiful, thanks for sharing!

  9. Lovely...I must get some cards tomorrow and try them out.

  10. Lovely :-) great idea for using up scraps

  11. I love the cards! I like to do the same thing on white gift bags, then they can be enjoyed longer as they get reused. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  12. Stinking cute! Thanks for sharing!