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Hand-sewn party signs


The hand-sewn signs included in Jen Campbell’s party are completely amazing! In my book, adding style plus DIY texture in one project is the makings of fabulous.

Here is a simple tutorial for you to recreate the hand-sewn EAT sign for your next event:

Using a printed stencil of your word, temporarily attach it to a piece of wood painted to match your decor. Begin tapping in nails around the inside of your stenciled word and continue around each letter. Take note where you will want straight lines to be drawn as each nail will need a parallel nail to attach to.

Choose embroidery thread to compliment your color scheme and tie off one end on the first nail. Begin to wrap the thread around to the parallel nail and wrap multiple times to give a deep texture to the piece. Tie off the thread and continue on down each letter until your word comes into shape.

The process may take a bit of time but the results are completely worth it- seriously gorgeous! This would even be an amazing project to create for a more permanent home fixture.

Thanks for sharing this design and concept with us Jen.



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  • twenty something
    February 8, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    That sign looks fabulous! What an amazing idea. DEFINITELY doing this for my friend’s upcoming b-day!

    Thanks for this!

  • Lena
    February 8, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    This party looks DIVINE! I love it, and that adorable layer cake!

  • Rach
    February 8, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    This is so cool! Love this idea!

  • Katie Bright
    February 8, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Adorable!! What a creative idea!

  • Julie
    February 8, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Love this idea! I have an “EAT” sign in my kitchen – but compared to this they are boring old white wooden letters :)

  • Jenny @ Hank + Hunt
    February 9, 2011 at 6:40 am

    I love that sign! The table is gorgeous! Just enough pops of color and that cake! Pretty!

    February 9, 2011 at 6:40 am

    I LOVE this table…the incredible EAT sign, as well as that lusciously layered red & pink cake! Gorgeous!

  • Justine
    February 9, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    awesome spread!!!! just are those metallic streamers?

  • meghan beck
    February 10, 2011 at 6:49 am

    I love everything about this.I love the colors. I love the EAT sign. I love the tablecloth. It’s beautiful/romantic/fun all at once.

  • Gerardo
    February 16, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I made something similar but just for decorative reasons at home. I love this one. Congrats!

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