Make a pretty patchwork card for World Craft Week

World Craft Week 2018 runs from 16th to 22nd April and there are lots of ways you can get involved!

This year, World Craft Week is supporting Bliss, a charity for babies born premature or sick. Visit to find out more and get a FREE digi magazine packed with loads of craft projects for you to try, as well as details of how you can help raise money for Bliss through crafting!

Whether you want to host a Craft4Bliss coffee morning, donate via JustGiving or simply have fun creating some new cards, join in with all the crafting fun throughout the week!

You can also download more special crafty projects and patterns for just £3 each – the money raised will be donated to Bliss, to help this important cause.

Scrap-busting projects

To get you into the crafting mood, we’ve got lots of World Craft Week card projects for you to try, including this sweet patchwork card created by Anne Richardson! This is the third of our scrap-busting projects, which have been designed so you can easily make them with bits and bobs already in your stash. These quick and easy ideas will be ideal if you’re planning to host a crafting event with friends and family – whether they’re new to crafting or not! – to help raise money for Bliss.

Follow our step-by-step guide to start creating this beautiful card!

Look out for more exciting World Craft Week projects coming soon on our website! You’ll find plenty more step-by-step guides for gorgeous cards and papercraft projects in our How to… section, too.

We love to see what you’ve been crafting, so don’t forget to share your projects with us on Facebook and Twitter, using the hashtags #WorldCraftWeek and #Craft4Bliss!

You will need

  • White card base
  • Patterned paper offcuts
  • Black fineliner
  • Buttons
  • Glue

How to make a patchwork card

1. Cut 16 squares of patterned paper offcuts, each measuring 2.5×2.5cm.

2. Glue the papers, in four rows of four,  onto an 11x11cm piece of coloured paper. Stick the paper panel to the front of a 12x12cm, white, top-fold card base.

3. Use a black fineliner pen to add faux stitching where the squares join, and around the edges. Don’t worry about being too neat – the stitches look better if they are a bit random!

4. To finish, add a sentiment pennant and a few small buttons.

Top tip! If you have a sewing machine, you can add real stitches instead of drawn ones, for extra interest and texture!

More papercraft ideas

Love the patchwork look? Try these ideas, using our step-by-step guides and free downloads!

Take a look at more fantastic World Craft Week projects, too!