Monday, June 10, 2013

"M" is for Moving Announcement

Craft: moving announcements

 Make your own unique sewn moving announcements with drop cloth pockets and manila shipping tags:

Print the new address information on regular white cardstock, adhere to a manila shipping tag and tuck the tag inside a drop cloth pocket:

You can also sew a printed cardstock 'Home Sweet Home' label onto the front of the drop cloth envelope:

I added a hand sewn cross stitch detail at the bottom of the address card which mimics the home sweet home font:

Her pockets were made from linen but I'm a drop cloth lover and happen to have tons of drop cloth scraps on hand.

The post office happen to offer coordinating postage, I used the vintage seed packet forever stamps:

How to make drop cloth moving announcements:

1. Print out 'Home Sweet Home' onto white cardstock:

 2. Cut drop cloth pieces (be sure to double check size of manila shipping tags).
My pieces are 4 1/2"w x 8"l:

3. Using double stick tape adhere label onto center of one end of drop cloth:

4. Sew into place, use the needle down position when pivoting at corners:

5. Fold drop cloth in half to create pocket and sew side seams.

6. Trim sides and top edges using pinking shears:

7. Print out address information onto white cardstock to fit your manila tags.
Be sure to print 3 X's (slightly lighter than color of your embroidery floss) just below the names.

8. To add handsewn cross stitch prepunch corners of X using needle:

9. Start from the back leaving a 2" tail and begin sewing cross stitch in one direction:

10. Complete the X's and tie floss in a knot at back.

11. Using double stick tape adhere cardstock onto manila shipping tags:

Slide tag into drop cloth pocket and you're ready to mail!

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  1. They turned out fantastic! I love that you found another unique way to use a drop cloth.

  2. How absolutely adorable! So creative and unique! Love it!

  3. You are amazing!! Moving and making the cutest announcements! Unbelievable!

  4. I hope your new place has a craft room for you! Congratulations on the new house! :)

  5. These are wonderful, just like your new home! Your detailed work is really beautiful :)

  6. Wow, I LOVE these! So adorable!! You're so crafty. I’d love it if you could link this up to our party, Give Me The Goods Monday! {1 party, 4 blogs}
    Have a great week!
    Jamie @ Better With Age