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How to Make a Stitched Shirt Card and Matching Gift Tag
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How to Make a Stitched Shirt Card and Matching Gift Tag

Difficulty Intermediate
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1 hr +

Father's Day is on the horizon, and what better way to present your gift than with this innovative and thoughtful stitched shirt card and matching gift tag?! Handmade cards add the perfect finishing touch to any gift. Why not use floral fabrics and recreate the design with a peter pan style collar for an alternative twist? Here, Carrie shows us how by treating the card like fabric, you can create this fantastically realistic design! Ensure to use an old sewing machine needle. Tutorial provided by Craft Cotton Co. Written by Carrie.

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How to make

You will also need:

An iron

Step 1

Gather a card blank with envelope and luggage label and pick the fabric you want to use.

stitched shirt card and matching gift tag

Step 2

Use your card blank as a template , draw  the card blank with a pen and cut out.

stitched card and matching gift tag

Step 3

Cut out a 2 inch wide rectangle in the length of your fabric square.  

stitched shirt card and matching gift tag

Step 4

Press your fabric pieces with an iron.

stitched shirt card and matching gift tag

Step 5

Turn under the side edges of your 2 inch rectangle under by 1cm and press and position to hide the raw edges of the fabric. Place this onto the centre of your main fabric piece.

stitched shirt card and matching gift tag

Step 6

Pin in place and topstitch on either side.

stitched shirt card and matching gift tag

Step 7

Cut out a 3.5 inch square from the fabric.  Fold in half and cut along the diagonal.

Step 8

Turn under both short sides of the triangle pieces to hide the raw edges of the fabric and press.

stitched shirt card and matching gift tag

Step 9

Overlap the triangle to the top of the main piece of fabric to make up the collar. Pin in place.

stitched shirt card and matching gift tag

Step 10

Stitch in place and remove the pins as you go. Trim any excess threads and dog eared bits of fabric.

stitched shirt card and matching gift tag

Step 11

Sew your buttons down the rectangle section on the shirt.  

Press under 1cm  to hide the raw edges along the 4 sides of your shirt piece of fabric. Sew down the raw edges in contrasting or matching thread.

stitched shirt card and matching gift tag

Step 12

Position the shirt to the card blank and stitch down in place round all 4 corners.

stitched shirt card and matching gift tag

How to Make the Label

Get your luggage label and write the recipients name at the top of the tag.

Use your luggage label as a template to draw round and then cut out.

stitched shirt card and matching gift tag

Step 2

This time we won’t be hiding the raw edges unless you want too. Lay the fabric on top your label and sew in place and trim any excess threads

stitched shirt card and matching gift tag

Step 3

Attach your twine of choice or you could reuse the ribbon from the fat quarter packaging.

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