Quick Fabric Cards

Make cards from your fabric scrapsOur fabric scrap pile is growing out of control. We have recently started sorting our scraps by colour into shoeboxes in an effort to organise them better and hopefully use them in more projects. We seem to generate scraps faster than we can use them!  Our quick craft this week, is a great scrap buster project.

We have made fabric cards featuring letters cut from our favourite fabric scraps, and fused to cardstock with double side appliqué web (such as steam a seam or vliesofix).

Quick card to make

Using our computer and printer, we printed out the words we wanted using a fat font printed to fit our cards. (We used Brittanic Bold font, 128 point – available on Microsoft Word). We traced the letters in reverse onto the back of the appliqué web, cut them out, and fused them onto the back of our assorted scraps. For a scrappy look, we used a different fabric for each letter. We cut out the letters using sharp embroidery scissors, and fused them onto a good quality, textured card stock.

Easy cards using fabric scraps

This was a quick and easy, no sew project. It is a fun way to get a new lease of life out of some of your smallest scraps. We were planning to stitch around the letters using our sewing machine, but they turned out really cute without any stitching so we didn’t worry about outlining them.

Make card using fabric scraps

You could use this technique to make cards for any occasion. Fabric cards are so versatile.

Cards made from fabric scraps

Quick cards to make 1You can check out more of our Quick Craft projects here. 

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Comments

    • A Spoonful of Sugar says

      Thanks Sara – we are planning on making some more and have come up with a long list of words for various occasions.

  1. says

    Thank you for this tutorial. It is just what I have been looking for, as I have bags and bags of scraps of fabric that I have saved.

    • A Spoonful of Sugar says

      Thanks Sandi! It is so hard to throw away small scraps so it feels good to put themt o good use.

    • A Spoonful of Sugar says

      Thanks heaps Anne! We always appreciate when you link through to us. Have a great weekend.

  2. Lori Stillman says

    If you didn’t have the fusible web you could stiffen your fabric with watered down white glue, run small squares through a sticker maker then trace your letters on the sticker release paper, cut them out and then stick them to your card. Thanks for the inspiration I see some scrap busting in my future!

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