Introduction: Sewn Love Note

Picture of Sewn Love Note

My husband and I have gotten to that point in our lives where we buy everything we want.  This makes gift giving nearly impossible.  This year, I sewed him a love note.

Start with a piece of whitish fabric slightly more than 2 sheets of notebook paper (allowing for the seams).  I found mine in the remnant bin at the fabric store.
Mark the borders and the vertical red line for each sheet. 
Sew a double red line down each piece of paper and "equally spaced" blue lines across both sheets.  I embrace the fact that it is homemade, so I didn't want it to be perfect. 
With pencil, write your message.
Using the color of your choice, sew your message on the write side of the fabric.  I found that using an embroidery hoop made it so much easier.
Fold the fabric in half, right sides together and sew up the edges, leaving a 1-2 inch gap to turn it right-side-out.  At this point I'd recommend using a thread color similar to your fabric.
Pass the fabric through this hole.
Sew around the border of the whole sheet being sure to tuck in the part you left unsewn to turn it right-side-out. 

Play around with stitch lengths to get the look you want.  I used a longer stitch for the red, and a really short stitch for the blue. 
I really think it would be fun to make an envelope, but I was so excited to give it to my husband, I gave it to him in a paper envelope.

Comments

jdwaynes1980 (author)2013-03-27

This is AWESOME! Thanks for the great idea. My wife and I have a box of letters that we used to send to one another when we were together before marriage, but in a long-distance relationship several years ago. If I could replicate those letters, and make a quilt from the "paper" sheets, I know she would absolutely love it.

jibbyjammin (author)2011-12-22

That is the nicest idea and how romantic, awesome. what do you do if you have everything? you do this. THANKS

Carleyy (author)2011-12-20

I needed a unique card idea for my boyfriends birthday today, I think I just found it!!

blossom9283 (author)2011-12-19

Aww this is so sweet

sunshiine (author)2011-12-19

What a clever idea! Thanks for sharing.