Can you make a curve with a straight line? My boys loved learning to curve stitch and see that yes, you can!
Once you’ve learned how to do a basic curve you can adapt the stitching to make many different designs. Here’s how you get started.
You need a piece of card…
Draw an 8cm horizontal line and then a vertical 8cm line that crosses at 4cms…
Mark out every 1/2cm. Then use a pin and poke through the marks to create holes to sew.
Use plastacine/a pin cushion to poke through into. Be careful of your finger!
Number the hole like this. This is good as a practice but you won’t need to do this when you get the hang of it.
Choose your thread. I used a thicker thread -embroidery thread is fab.
Join up hole 1 to hole 1. 2 to hole 2, 3 to hole 3ct. The curve should start to build up…
(Excuse the REALLY bent needle!)
1 side of the butterfly finished!
Start the other side using exactly the same technique.
Draw on the antennae and punch hole at regular intervals as before.
Using a different coloured thread (or not if you don’t want to) backstitch up the lines and then make a rope stitch/rolled backstitch/whipped backstitch to make it a solid line.
Finished! You can add buttons for the ends of the antennae for more interest.
If you’re looking for more ways to make sewn cards have a look at this tutorial.