Don't you just love homemade cards? Each of them is one-of-a-kind, there are never two looking the same. Have a look at my favorite collection of beautiful homemade happy birthday cards and find inspiration for your creative process.
Here are some of the prettiest homemade birthday card ideas that include fabric as one of their materials.
These are easy to make and will help you use any felt scraps that you've left from fabric or felt projects. And they turn out such a quick, and satisfying craft!
This post may contain affiliate links. Thanks for your support. If you’re looking for more inspiration, check out my other easy crafts tutorials here at Applegreen Cottage. Or, even better: create a bunch of super easy gifts using fabric scraps:
Now, back to the sewn fabric cards: Using a sewing machine gives the cards that special touch, either when sewing fabric or felt or just paper scraps.
I remember when I was a child, me and my sister loved creating homemade birthday cards. Now that I’m older, I like to carry on that tradition by making homemade fabric birthday cards for my loved ones. They don't take much time but make a huge difference, compared to just getting a store-bought card.
You can quickly whip up a few cute fabric cards in between your other sewing projects, or when you want the handmade birthday card to match the sewn handmade gift you're making!
So let's get to the list of cute birthday card ideas:
Fabric Scraps Birthday Cards
One of my top favorites. What a cute idea by Infectious stitches blog to use up your tiniest scraps! It's perfect for when you want to send a pretty card but don't have anything suitable. Personalized by color!
Easy Diy Birthday Card With Fabric Candles
This tutorial from 30 Handmade Days shows you how to make fabric greeting cards using fabric scraps - in the form of candles. How beautiful!
A felt and paper birthday card
This one is for when you run out of time to use matching scraps - just use two colors! What I did here was simply fold a piece of cardstock in half to create a card. Then I cut out the little banners from my felt scraps. You can use fabric scraps, too! Using my sewing machine and a simple straight stitch, I stitched the felt on the cardstock. (Use the longest stitch length for sewing on paper, it gets even easier!)
Or just sew paper on paper!
If you like sewing with paper, here's another easy paper sewing project to make a small notebook. A clever, quick diy idea.
Diy Fabric Kite Birthday Card idea
You can design cards for particular events or holidays, or make general greeting cards to send to friends ‘just because’. This is one of the prettiest fabric kite birthday card ideas, I found it here on Pinterest. Made by Rebecah Murphy, so creative!
Felt Or Fabric Diy Greeting Cards
Felt leaves Birthday Card: This tutorial from mmm crafts shows you how to make a birthday card using leaf-shaped felt scraps. So cute!
Pretty Patchwork Quilted Birthday Cards
These cute diy cards are quilted, a pretty patchwork fabric card on paper - always turns out beautiful! Tutorial at Quilting In The Rain.
Easy Fabric Cards
As a last-minute solution, you can also tape the fabric using a double-sided tape, or, like in this case, special fabric adhesive. This is a one-piece version. Quick and easy fabric note cards from fabric scraps for all occasions. Use a statement print on these! Tutorial at Lazy Girl Designs
Fabric Appliqué Greeting Cards: This tutorial from Positively Splendid shows you how to create handmade cards using your favorite fabrics.
Fabric Birds Birthday Card: This idea by Michele Sartin shows you how to make a cute birthday card using handstitching, and fabric.
And check out another creative way to put fabric scraps to good use: this easy fabric patchwork note card tutorial at Mommy Suburbia. Inspiring homemade birthday card ideas for friends - and family.
I hope you found these tutorials helpful. Whether you’re using paper, felt, or fabric scraps, there are endless possibilities for creating beautiful and unique cards. I hope this inspires you to create your own homemade fabric birthday cards!
And in case you're also after a great gift bag, here's my most popular gift bag for kids you can sew:
See how to make this drawstring bag with tiny little accents - way easier than you think! It's easy to enlarge the template to make a larger gift bag.