DIY: Father’s Day Card Part One

June 14, 2013 § 2 Comments

I am terrible with remembering holidays. I always tell friends happy birthday on their birthday party day, not their actual birthday. I show up to wedding and baby showers with a Target gift card purchased roughly 20 minutes before the shower. And I especially don’t remember Mother’s and Father’s Day.

But THIS year, I have my stuff together. This year, I’m going to give our dads Father’s Day Cards that rock – on the actual day!

To make these cards, you will need:

  • A sewing machine
  • A hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • A ruler or tape measurer
  • Some leftover large scraps of fabric
  • Heavy cardstock

You begin by cutting your fabric. You’re going to cut one strip to be 9 x 4 in. and a second to be 2.5 x 1.5 in. Take  the 9 x 4 in. piece and fold it hot dog style with the printed sides facing each other.


You will want to sew the long side and one short side of your folded fabric, leaving one of the top ends open.


Next, flip the fabric outside-in and pull tight.

Now, you’re going to want to fold the ends of the fabric in towards each other so they line up next to each other in the middle.


Once you feel like you’ve got it centered right, apply a dab of hot glue to one end and then the other to set it.


Turn the fabric so the clean side without the folds is showing. Pinch the fabric towards you hamburger style and apply a dab of hot glue to set the pinch.


Turn to the folded side again and fold and hot glue the fabric above and below your last dab of glue. This is a little hard to explain with words, so hopefully the pictures clear things up.


When you turn it back around to the front, it should look like this:


Now for the last step of the bow-tie. Remember that little 2.5 x 1.5 in. of fabric you cut at the beginning? It’s time for him! Fold the edges in to make a clean thin strip. Put a dab of glue on the back and adhere it to the back of the bow-tie.


Wrap the strip around the middle of the bow-tie and secure with one more dab of glue in the back. You’ve got a sweet little bow-tie now!


Whew! That was enough for me for one day. Tomorrow, I hope to come back with making the card portion of this little crafty craft.  Happy bow-tying until then!


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