Since both Mother’s and Father’s Day are right around the corner here’s a simple DIY that you can make using scrap fabric and inexpensive, embroidery floss. Oh, and you’ll need a kid or baby hand too.
If your children are old enough (7-ish would probably be a good minimum age) this is an easy, kid-friendly project for them to do or if the child is a baby then you can make it for the other parent on the baby’s behalf. I totally helped Henry out with this one;)
Embroidered Mother’s (or Father’s) Day DIY Using Scrap Fabric…
- Light-colored piece of scrap fabric (about 5″x5″ or larger, of course, if the child’s hand is larger)
- Embroidery floss (I like doing random crafts so I got a pack like this one: Super Giant Floss Pack so I always have supplies ready for projects)
- Kid’s hand
1. Trace the hand and then cut it out. This will be your stencil. My baby was pretty wiggly when I tried to hold his hand down (note the messy outline and crinkled paper) but luckily, it worked well enough for this purpose.
2. Use a pen to trace the hand pattern onto the front of your fabric. Be sure to go as light as possible when marking on the fabric since you don’t want the pen marks to show up on your final piece. I ended up stitching over all of my markings.
3. Next, use a simple split stitch to create your design.
This project was quick (perfect for a last-minute gift), and it only took about 20 minutes from start to finish to make. Total cost? Maaayyybe .50¢ for the materials. If you like a more finished look (instead of the frayed edges look) you can get an inexpensive little frame to present the gift in. I hope you like this project as much as I do!