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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    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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