In the mean time, here's a fabric postcard tutorial (showing my newest staple additions to my fabric supply - a simple neutral linen) . . . actually, there are two fabric postcard tutorials. Below is the first. It is basically a no-sew tutorial (with just a few optional needle and thread stitches). Tomorrow's post will include a tutorial for a postcard that does involve using a sewing machine.
But first, for those who don't own a sewing machine or just want a quick easy project to complete here's the no-sew option. Remember this is part of my eighth craft till Christmas and goes with fabric stationery, fabric envelopes and a fabric mailbox. Look at past posts if you are interested in those tutorials.
Get the following supplies:
1 - 4 x 5 inch rectangle of fast2fuse Double-Sided Fusible Stiff Interfacing (picture below)
1 - 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch rectangle of plain or solid fabric
1 - 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch rectangle of contrasting fabric
1 package of 1/4 inch double bias tape in color of your choice
embroidery thread or Peel n Stick Adhesive (optional)
1) Again, embroider line down center of fabric rectangle that will be the write-on side. I actually used Peel n Stick Adhesive to make this line on the postcard shown here.
4) Cut four strips of bias tape - 2 that fit the long sides of the rectangle and 2 that fit the short sides of the rectangle.
5) Sandwich fabric edges into bias tape and use no sew fabric glue to attach all four pieces of bias tape. Put two short sides on first and then long sides.
6) If you want extra security at the corners where the bias tape overlaps, you can put a few stitches in at each corner. This is optional.
7) Also optional . . . use Peel n Stick Adhesive to make a dividing line down the center of the write-on side of the postcard.
Enjoy making these for your children, friends, family or others. Remember you can send these in the mail as long as you check with your local post office about the current postage needed. And this is a great way to work at trimming down the pile of fabric you have in your craft area . . . you know you have a pile . . . maybe it's even bigger than mine!