Sewing Geometric Christmas Cards

Christmas is one of my favourite times of year – I love the cosiness, and the handmade gestures. This year, I decided to make a few Christmas cards for my nearest and dearest.

Four cards

Inspired by the branding of Mote & Produksjon (Fashion & Production), I decided to get with the trend and sew different geometric patterns onto the front of my A5 cards.

Geometric Sewing Card


Start by creating your A5 folded cards (cutting down from A4 if necessary). I used dark colours (a navy, and mocha) that would contrast with my cream cotton thread.

I decided to make my pattern 5cm x 5cm, so I cut out a template square to size that I could position where I wanted the pattern to be, and marked the corners with a pencil.

Using the marks as a guide, I then made further pencil marks every 1.25cm until I had a square grid consisting of 25 dots. Using a needle, I then pierced holes over each of the dots.

Geometric shape

I used a cream cotton thread for my patterns, and selected the designs by Mote & Produksjon that had the most festive feel – aka, the ones that most resembled stars and snowflakes!

Once each pattern was complete, I tied the ends of the thread together on the inside of the card and cut the loose ends. I then added a smaller black paper insert to each card.

Sewing Geometric Cards

I tried two different techniques for this – on some I used double-sided tape to secure the insert, whilst on a couple of the designs, I stitched the spine to bind the insert to the card.

Personally, I love a good theme – you could also make matching gift tags using the same emblems. What do you think? Are you handy with a needle and thread?

What Christmas cards have you been making?

11 thoughts on “Sewing Geometric Christmas Cards

  1. I may just be overthinking this because it’s a bad habit of mine, but did you actually sew the patterns on? If you did, then wouldn’t there be a gap between the edges instead of a continuous snowflake? Sorry, I’m such a newbie when it comes to this but these cards are just simply to lovely to pass up!

    • Oh God I’m so stupid, I didn’t realize how you threaded it until I blew up the patterns picture. Sorry for my idiocy and thank you for sharing these very beautiful cards! 🙂

      • Heya! No, don’t worry at all. In fairness to you, there is no picture to help explain, but yes, it is all one continuous thread – up through the back, down through the front, and so on =) The black insert helps hide the messy workings at the back. Good luck!

  2. These are so simple but beautiful! I steer away from handmade cards because it seems they are overlooked and not very appreciated, considering the time and effort spent. But for something so simple I could be convinced to try it again. Thanks for the idea!

    • I know exactly what you mean. I only make them for people I know will appreciate them! The worst part is when they don’t even realise they’re homemade – definitely need some large ‘Made by…’ stickers or stamps to drive the point home =) Good luck!

  3. Sorry for the so many comments, you might be tired of me now haha but I noticed the link to Mote & Produksjon doesn’t work 😦 IDK if that’s just me because I don’t have Pinterest haha

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