Milk Jug Sewing Card

By Noreen Doll.

Milk jug sewing card fun is perfect for toddlers.

Milk Jug Sewing Card by Crafty Journal

Because the sewing cards are cut out of milk jugs, they are very sturdy. So young children can easily use them.

The cards can be left plain so they can be stitched randomly, or you can draw pictures on them and punch around them for a child to follow.

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Simple pictures work best for milk jug sewing cards.

Milk Jug Sewing Card by Crafty Journal


Milk Jug


Knife or Scissors

How to Create a Milk Jug Sewing Card.

1. Wash and dry a milk jug.

Crafty Journal - Milk Jug Sewing Card

2. Choose a side you want to use and cut out the entire flat area, making it as large as you can.

The easiest way to cut it is to start the cut with a knife, and then use scissors to finish it.

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All the sides on mine are a little curved as I was trying to make them as big as possible.

Be sure all the edges are completely smooth.

3. If you are going to draw a picture on it, do so now. I try to use the most simple designs.

Crafty Journal - Milk Jug Sewing Card

4. Punch holes around the edge of the picture.

Crafty Journal - Milk Jug Sewing Card

Try to make the holes evenly spaced and not too close together.

5. If you are leaving the card blank to allow random sewing, just punch holes all over the card.

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The milk jug sewing card is ready to be stitched.

Make a sewing card gift set.

You can make a small set for a gift by including a few cards with pictures on them and one or two blank ones

Milk Jug Sewing Card by Crafty Journal

Add a few colored shoe laces to complete the kit.


If you don’t want to draw your own pictures, I find simple children’s coloring books have great patterns.

The small shape is  3 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches.

The large one is 5 x 5 1/2 inches.

© Noreen Doll

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  1. These are such a great idea! Thanks for sharing, I pinned it :)

  2. What a good idea! Even the laminated cardstock ones get beat up pretty quickly. Hello from You’re Gonna Love It Tuesday.

  3. Super cute! Lovely idea! Thanks for sharing this great tutorial!
    Hope you have a wonderful day and week!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  4. How fun! Kids love sewing…. This will keep them busy for a while…. :)
    x Crystelle

    Crystelle Boutique

  5. Very cool idea for reusing something that we almost all have. I am going to pin this one! Thanks for sharing. (Stopping by from the Link It or Lump It party.)

  6. Love this recycle idea! great for kids of all ages too :) so relaxing sometimes to play with sewing cards.

  7. This is a great idea! My daughter is just learning to sew, and this would be a great way of teaching her the stitches. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday! :)

  8. What a creative idea to get kids comfortable with sewing. Nice. Thanks for linking up with #theWeekendSocial. I’m off to pin!

  9. What a great idea-my kids would love these! Thanks for sharing at Do Tell Tuesday–I featured these today!

  10. fantastic idea! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

  11. Super fun craft, Noreen! Thank you bunches for linking up and partying with us!

  12. Oh, what a great idea!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

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