Thanksgiving Place Card Tutorial

I made these with my daughter a few years ago. Back then, all she wanted to do was use my sewing machine. I mean like all the time. I also had to get her away from my fabric stash.

We decided on a this fun project. I supervised when it came to the rotary cutter. Other then that, I just let her go. We use these cards every year on our table. I hope you use them too. It's a great mom & me project. Super terrific for grandmas to do with grandkids too. Feel free to use this copyright free clipart.

Gather up some stuff:

card stock
ribbon ~ rick rack ~ buttons
sewing machine & thread
scissors or rotary cutter

You can use this Clip Art

1. Choose your design. Copy and paste it into a word document. Resize the image to your liking. Duplicate as many as will fit on one page. I just used regular white card stock.

2. Cut them apart. Gather up some pieces of decorative scrapbook paper or contrasting pieces of card stock.

3. Place your printed out image on top of your decorative paper. Stitch them together. Get creative with some of the fancy stitches on your sewing machine. We used the serpentine and regular straight stitch for ours.

4. Trim as desired by using a scissors, fancy ripple edge rotary cutter, or even tearing the paper for a really neat look.

5. Punch a hole in the top and add ribbon. You can write in names of your guests if desired. I leave them blank because every year our guest list changes.

When our table is all set for the big day, we put our cards on top the salad plates for a nice vintage look. And now, of course, my guests know that quilting and sewing is my passion.

I am giving this set of 12 away on November 15.
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  1. Those are really cute. I'm having all the relatives over again this year and was hoping to have some nice things out.

  2. Those are darling. I think I need to gather the granddaughters and have a creating day!!!

  3. I am so excited to see those images being used! I loved working on that book:) Great job! Paige

  4. Such a great idea! It would be fun making some!!!

  5. Very cute! My 3 yr old is probably to young for this (although she would disagree) but she could help with the ribbon part. Thanks for sharing!

  6. These placecards are absolutely charming, wouldn't they look perfect on my dining room table this Thanksgiving!


  7. Very nice! Thanks for the chance~!

  8. Super cute! Thanks for the chance!


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