Thursday, May 20, 2010

make it: fabric postcards

First things first.  I'm continually reminded how totally out of my league I am in this hobby of crafting and sewing when I check up on all the blogs I follow.  (And I actually read every blog I follow - yikes!  Talk about a time commitment!)  There are some AMAZINGLY creative people in this world, and every once in awhile I get to find myself featured alongside of these talented crafters.  This week I'm pinching myself for tutorials that were featured on: 
One Pretty Thing created by Rachel
Under the Table and Dreaming by Stephanie Lynn


Second things second.  Yesterday, I posted a tutorial for a no-sew fabric postcard that takes less than 10 to 15 minutes to complete.  Today, I'm showing off a fabric postcard tutorial that takes a few more minutes and a sewing machine.  







Find yourself the following supplies:
1 - 4 x 5 inch rectangle of fast2fuse Double-Sided Fusible Stiff Interfacing
1 - 4 x 5 inch rectangle of plain or solid fabric
1 - 5 x 6 inch rectangle of contrasting fabric
embroidery thread and Peel n Stick Fabric Fuse Permanent Adhesive (optional)


1)  If you want to embroider a line down the center of the side you will write on, do that first in the middle of the 4 x 5 fabric rectangle.  I did this on some postcards, but not the one you see in this particular tutorial.

2)  Fuse 4 x 5 inch fabric rectangle to one side of stiff interfacing according to package directions.  Now center this piece in the middle of the 5 x 6 piece with and fuse to the other side of the interfacing.

3)  Double-fold all the edges of the 5 x 6 piece up around the 4 x 5 rectangle and iron.

4)   Sew around the folded edge.  This will sew fabric and interfacing together.

5)  If you used solid fabric and would like to add shapes, use Peel n Stick Fabric Fuse Permanent Adhesive according to package directions. 

Behold a beautifully unique postcard.  Stick a stamp on it and . . .

craft on!

9 comments:

Laura said...

How neat. Thanks for the great tutorial!!

Julee said...

Absolutely adorable!
I'm following you back I'm your newest follower--follower #56--from the Trendy Treehouse and New Friend Friday Follows! http://jonbonjovious.blogspot.com

casserole said...

What a fun proejct!! This would be great for using up the scraps that seem to multiply. I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-easy-fabric-postcards/2010/05/22/

--Anne

Lorie said...

Those are VERY cute! And congrats on the features! I am adding you to my Reader.

Jill said...

Hi there

I just found you from your featured link on fireflies and jellybeans. I've then spent ages having a good snoop around your blog! I love it! I love the idea of twelve crafts till Christmas, and am now following you and have added you to my 'inspiration' list so I can find your blog easily again!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creativity!

Stephanie Lynn said...

Super cute! You are so creative! I just adore this idea. Thanks for joining The Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

JHill said...

So cute!

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

Misty said...

These are so cute!! You've got some great ideas! Thanks for linking!

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

Great tutorial! I just featured it on Everything Etsy. :)

~Kim

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