Sewn Invitations Idea

I’ve seen some projects that have really caught my attention because, to me, mixing paper, fabric, stamps and sewn details = simply AWESOME!!

I wasn’t searching for anything in particular when I came across all these pictures. Just as always, I saved them in my “wedding folder” just in case. Now after organizing and seeing them all together, it all made sense.

I wanted something original that didn’t involve a lot of paper (because of the nature of our wedding, and the fact we don’t want to use a lot of “new paper”), and I love sewing because there are so many possibilities when it comes to fabric, so what better than to have both involved in our invitations?

I’m not going to show you the invitations right away. (I have to be mysterious in some way!) I’m just joking . It’s just that there are still a lot of details to work on to produce samples. I’d rather show you all the finished product, but for now, I can give you a clue about our invites by sharing all the cool DIY projects that inspired me. So, here they are:

This is one of my favorites, and no, it’s not just because it’s PURPLE smile018. I love all of Kathleen’s projects (that’s why I’m listing most of them here). You can find the full post that features this cool DIY project here.

I really like the colors on this one, but what I like the most is the leaf detail… I love it! This amazing invitation is from Studio MIKMIK via Twig & Thistle.

This is a DIY program I’ve seen on several blogs. You can find the tutorial here. Like the program? Check out their amazing invitations smile018.

Now, this is pure inspiration to me. You can find her tutorial here. Ohh, so pretty!!

This was one of my first Etsy finds. I love these envelopes!! Another reason to be an Etsy fan . You can find more from this seller here.

This DIY project was the winner in a Style me Pretty contest, and yeah, it’s amazingly cute (it’s another one of Kathleen’s projects)!!

If I’m listing the cute DIY favors, I just HAVE to post the rest of the matching projects, just because they are great! This is her sparklers project.

And the oh-so-cute label tags for coats are here. Lovely!

This one is a program DIY that I just love. If you want to check out the whole thing, go here. They’re so cute!

Easy and cute DIY favors? Of course, check out the full post and instructions here.

Who hasn’t seen the amazing wedding of Amber+Jeff ? Well, if you haven’t, you need to check it out! The theme is lovely. What I love the most are their save the dates (yup! I love pins). Simply awesome.

I love the way they use the pins smile018.

That’s all for now. I hope you enjoyed these projects. Do you have inspiration projects for your invitations as well that you’d like to share?


Mrs. Poodle

Santiago, Chile/San Bernardino, CA
Wedding Date:
January 2010
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    sweetbliss 16 posts, Newbee @ 8:32 am

    Sewn invitations sound like such a great idea! I’m sure you will come up with something lovely and amazing, as always =). I absoutely love the details from Amber and Jeff’s wedding, amazing.

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    Lynn, Guest @ 8:40 am

    These are great. We have sewn a button and some ribbon on for a couple and it was really unique. Those were all hand sewn (a little bit of work!), but that purple with the cutout flower is awesome too! Thanks for putting these up!

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    MrsSl82be 9010 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 8:43 am

    I wish i had a tenth of those skills, sadly I’ve had a sewing machine I begged my Fi to get for xmas, but have only used it once!

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    tessabella76 3143 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:53 am

    Such cute ideas! Too bad my invites are done and gone already!

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    Gilneas 1393 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:59 am

    I love your inspiration posts, Miss Poodle! Always so much to see!!

    I love those sewn envelopes – the added texture of stitching on paper is so lovely, and I think it gives the paper products so much personality :)

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    crabcake 834 posts, Busy bee @ 9:10 am

    The second set is just beautiful!!

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    Jessie516 5480 posts, Bee Keeper @ 9:11 am

    Wow, I’ve never even thought of sewn invitations! Those are great!

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    Kathleen at Twig & Thistle, Guest @ 9:47 am

    What a fabulous collection of finds and thanks so much for including a few of my projects :) I’m blushing from all your kind words! Congrats to you and I can’t wait to see what you came up with for your own invites!

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    Mrs. Mouse 5761 posts, Bee Keeper @ 10:06 am

    I love the sewn paper look. I can’t wait to see how you incorporate fabric into your invites. :)

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    taffy 3081 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:11 am

    I love the sewn details! :)

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    beagle 1381 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:15 am

    I love the sewn inspirations! (I. do not. need. another. sewing project.)

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    locket 2821 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:16 am

    I love the sewn invites…so pretty and unique

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    bruschetta 5565 posts, Bee Keeper @ 10:23 am

    Love the second set of pics!

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    duckling 1415 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:15 am

    For some reason I’m thinking that your invitations are going to be absolutely incredible. I can’t wait to see!

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    BeachyBride2010 350 posts, Helper bee @ 11:43 am

    These are great, reminds me of the Advil packs Miss Lip Gloss did for her maids… LOVE it! Can’t wait to haul out that dusty sewing machine, you’ve inspired me!

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    evelinej 370 posts, Helper bee @ 11:44 am

    I can’t wait to see your invitations…….

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    LatteLove 5567 posts, Bee Keeper @ 11:46 am

    Wow! These are all great! I”m going to use some of the ideas for holiday gift tags and notes!

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    moonbeam 1711 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:11 pm

    Such good inspiration. I certainly want some sewn paper in my wedding.

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    lkristine7 82 posts, Worker bee @ 12:30 pm

    all those are so awesome! I can’t wait to see yours. I love the coat tags!!!

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    yorkie 1291 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:38 pm

    I love sewn details. I’ve had my eye on that set with the yellow flowered fabric for forever! :o)

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    frenchbulldog 1088 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:02 pm

    I too LOVE sewn details! This is getting me really excited for your invites :)

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    Charm bracelet 1952 posts, Buzzing bee @ 1:10 pm

    Sewn invitations are so you. From reading all your posts, I should have guessed that you were considering this. You are so good on a sewing machine, why not sew your invites! I can’t wait to see them.

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    ladybuglove 740 posts, Busy bee @ 1:10 pm

    very cute and inspiring. fabric + paper + stamps = heaven to me:-) I didn’t put sewn because i don’t know how to………lol. i can’t wait to see YOUR invitations. i’m sure they’ll turn out wonderfully!

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    joyce 210 posts, Helper bee @ 1:22 pm

    These are amazing – makes me want to run to the craft store right now. Gorgeous stuff!

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    eileen marie 1644 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:28 pm

    Ha! I indirectly know “Shane & Kathy”! They work with my best friend & recommended our cake baker. If memory doesn’t fail me, they are both vegans. When I saw Chicago, IL on their programs, I looked closer at the names–small world!

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    quiche 3150 posts, Sugar bee @ 1:30 pm

    Can’t wait to see your invites – I am sure they are going to be INCREDIBLE! Great inspiration pics, by the way!

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    Keladry 294 posts, Helper bee @ 4:21 pm

    I love the idea of combining sewing, paper and fabric! I can’t wait to see your finished product!

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    Michelle Mospens @ My Personal Artist Custom Invitations, Guest @ 10:19 pm

    LOVE, love, love the sewn look! I tried it over 10 years ago and it takes a lot of time and patience. My all time favorite is:

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    simplyunique021 235 posts, Helper bee @ 10:34 pm


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    kmattso2 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:57 pm

    I love all of your inspiration pics…I’ve been doing the same thing…can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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    poodle 3386 posts, Sugar bee @ 10:23 pm

    @Michelle Mospens @ My Personal Artist Custom Invitations: Thank you so much for the link, their invitations are SO cute!

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    msbuttons 5014 posts, Bee Keeper @ 4:21 pm

    Oh my gosh those are so cute…loving them!

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