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Educational Lacing Cards

Educational Lacing Cards

Educational Lacing Cards

Today we are going to make Educational Lacing Cards. They are stitched out on felt and also backed with felt. The laces can be bought from toy shops and children’s educational supplies shops. They are absolutely necessary for the development of dexterity skills as well as hand-eye co-ordination. These are great gifts for parents and teachers alike as well as for selling at Craft-stalls.

What You Will Need To Make Your Educational Lacing Cards.


Craft Felt for top-side and backing – I used white felt

Cut-Away Stabilizer

Fabric Temporary Spray Adhesive


Hollow Punch and Hammer

Marathon Thread

Please Note: The following Abbreviations will be used:

SDL – Stabilizer Die-Line

FTD – Fabric Tack Down – match this thread to your felt

BTD – Backing Tack Down – match this thread to your felt I used white thread to match the white felt

Let’s Get Started

 1. Stitch the die-line of the design onto the stabilizer.

Educational Lacing Cards

2. Cut 2 pieces of felt the same size. They must be bigger than the SDL to allow for pinning. Spray the stabilizer with fabric spray. Take 1 piece of felt and press down on top of the die-line. Pin the corners and sides of the felt away from the stitching area.

Educational Lacing Cards

3. Stitch the FTD. I used white thread to match the felt.

Educational Lacing Cards

4. Use your Colour Chart and stitch out the design accordingly.

Educational Lacing Cards

5. Turn the hoop over. Spray the hoop with Fabric Spray and then press the 2nd piece of felt in place.

Educational Lacing Cards

6. Now stitch the BTD. I used white thread to match the felt. Next stitch the Colour edging right round the design and lastly do the circular holes matching them to the Colour Chart.

Educational Lacing Cards

7. When done cut the out. I left about 5mm of felt right round the design. It is now ready for lacing!

Educational Lacing Cards

Would you like to give this lesson a try?

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