Make Mother's Day Magical!
Sunday the 14th of March is Mother's Day, a time to celebrate your mum or other maternal figure in your life: treat her to a traditional breakfast in bed or maybe afternoon tea, make sure she gets plenty of pamper time and spend the entire day reminding her just how much she means to you.
A Mother's Day card is essential and as everyone knows, a home made card will mean far more than one bought from a shop.. In this edition of our blog, we're going to show you how, using fabrics from Croft Mill, to make a unique Mother's Day card that she will treasure. Our fabrics plus your crafting skills equals a very happy mum!
Floral Mother's Day Card
- You will need: cardstock, pieces of fabric (two per flower), scrap paper, buttons, needle and thread, glue and scissors
- On a piece of scrap paper, draw a simple flower shape. How large or small you draw it is up to you: you could make just one big flower or several smaller ones. Cut out the flower shape and use it as your template.
- Use the template to draw an outline onto the reverse side of a piece of your chosen fabric. Repeat the process with another piece of fabric. You could use the same style of fabric or a contrasting piece: it's totally up to you so trust your creative instincts!
- Use a tacking stitch to sew round the centre of one of the flowers. Pull the thread tight so the flower gathers together and secure with a knot the reverse side.
- Place this flower onto the other and secure together with a button.
- Glue your finished flower/s onto the front of folded piece of card and add any other decorations you fancy, if any.
- Write your message inside and enjoy your mum's delighted smile when you present it to her!
There are so many other ways you can use fabric to create one-of-a-kind gifts for Mother's Day. Why not try covering a clothes hanger with some pretty material or perhaps you could make her a simple tote bag? A custom fabric face mask could be the perfect combination of style and practicality. If you're really confident with your sewing, you might even make her an entire new outfit!