Tutorial – Fonts – how to use them to add words to your cards

The first step is to either install a Stitching Cards font on your computer or use a ‘Type-A-Greeting’ font that works with Adobe Reader.

Using an installed font

There is a free sample font in the free patterns section of the web site. After installing the stitching font open a word processor program such as Microsoft WordPad.

Select the Stitching Cards font in the font selection box.
Set the font size to a number somewhere between 30 and 50.

Type the greeting you would like to add to your card.

Print your greeting on paper.

Place your greetings card on a pricking mat. Position the printed greeting on it where you require the words.

Prick out the words and stitch them using the font illustration as a guide. Detailed letters could be worked in a version of backstitch. For example the letter G would be stitched as follows:

Out at 2 in at 1
Out at 3 in at 2
Out at 4 in at 3
Out at 5 in at 4
Out at 6 in at 5
Out at 7 in at 6
Out at 8 in at 7

Using a ‘Type-A-Greeting’ font

There is a free sample ‘Type-A-Greeting’ font in the free patterns section of the web site. Open the ‘Type-A-Greeting’ file with Adobe Reader and type your words. Print the words on paper and prick them out as described above in the installed font method.

See our Useful Links page for equipment and materials suppliers.