How to Embroider a Greeting Cardcomments (14) February 4th, 2016
Let's learn some stitches, then! Here's the backstitch. You begin with a short stitch, following the holes you've punched. Then, you bring your needle up from the back of the card, using the hole for the next stitch, as shown.
On the front of the card, take your needle back down in the same hole where the previous stitch ended. See? you're stitching forward and backward at the same time.
Also, notice here how my thumb is placed. Try to keep your fingers as close to the point where your needle is passing through the paper as you can. Your fingers will help stabilize the card and keep it from warping or tearing.
If your hands tend to perspire, you can also fold up a paper towel and use it to hold the card while your work.