DIY Invitation: Sewn Bridal Brunch Invite

When I think of a bridal brunch I envision vintage china, teacups, and embroidered napkins. This vision inspired me to create this DIY invitation with a hand-sewn flower.


  • Paper
  • Design Template
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Artist tape (or other adhesive that will allow you to remove without damaging the paper)



Step 1: Create the printed portion of your invite leaving enough room for the design at the top.
I used an A2 (4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches) invite and had about 2 1/2 inches of free space above my text. The flower template is 2 1/4 x 2 inches.

flower, template

Step 2:  Print template and tape over invite where you would like the design. The template was made by creating an dashed outline of a flower I drew with a design software.


Step 3: Following the dashed outline poke small holes in the invitation. (I usually put a hole at the beginning and end of every dash, but it just depends on how long you would like each stich.) This is most tedious part, but  once you do it a few times you get the hang of it and it goes faster.

Step 4: Remove the template from the invite. With your threaded needle begin with a hole on the back and begin to stitch. When you come to the end, simply tie and you have a sweet embroidered flower. 

diy invitation, embroidered, flower


What I love about it the hand made aspect is each one can be different. You can choose a variety of colors, change the angle, and put your special touch on each.


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