Sewn heart card

Craft a cute heart vector card for your beloved one. The heart just consists of red thread. It felt like fun to “sew” a card for a change ? You can use all kind of materials to create an original greeting card. It doesn’t always have to be paper.

I’ve crafted a variation of this card for my boyfriend for Valentine’s Day (Sewn heart card II). I wanted to craft something which is graphically strong, but still has that handmade feeling. So this is the result! Voilà!

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Craft supplies

  • Craft knife
  • Self-healing cutting mat
  • Piercing tool / drafting compass (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil / pen
  • 2 paperclips
  • Needle
  • Red thread
  • Sticky tape / blank sticker
  • 1 piece of white paper / grid paper (depending on if you use the template)
  • 1 piece of red paper
  • Printer (optional, if you use the template)


Instructions – step by step

Video tutorial

In this video tutorial you’ll learn step by step how to create this Sewn heart card.

Sewn heart card tutorial | DIY – Love & Valentine's Day greeting card

Photo tutorial

In this photo tutorial you’ll learn step by step how to create this Sewn heart card.

Step 1: Take a sheet of grid paper and draw a heart shape sideways. Click here to see the dimensions.
If you use the template: Print the diagonal heart shape on a piece of white paper. Make sure it fits on the greeting card.

Step 2: Cut out a square around the heart shape.

Step 3: Grab a blank card and unfold it.
Step 4: Attach the heart shape to the card front by using 2 paperclips.

Step 5: Pierce the heart shape along the edge, except the spot where the heart arches come together. I used a drafting compass, but a needle can also do the job.

Step 6: Remove the heart shape paper. It’s time to sew the card.

Step 7: Take a needle and red thread and start sewing. Either start sewing from the left or right heart side.

Step 8: You could do the sewing process in several steps. Just cut the thread after sewing some rows and put sticky tape or blank stickers on both thread ends on the card inside.

Step 9: Some heart borders aren’t sewn yet, because they don’t appear in the left & right diagonal parts. You can sew them individually now.

Step 10: The card inside doesn’t look really pretty now cause of the thread ends. So let’s cover that up with red paper.
Step 11: Attach double adhesive tape on all sides of the card front inside.

Step 12: Then put a piece of red paper on it and remove the excessive paper carefully with a craft knife. Your card is ready now!

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