Let's make fabric postcards!

01 May 2009

Wait - it's Friday. And it's May. How did that happen?

Here's my latest tutorial over at CraftStylish. This month is all about Wedding and Celebration crafts, so I made a cool fabric postcard party invitation.

I've often been intrigued by the fabric postcards I've seen in mixed media magazines, but they're always so heavily-layered with fabrics and paints and stuff. I like things more visually simple, so I was happy with this quilted design.

I discovered some super-cool stuff at CHA that really makes this project: Friendly Felt, a recycled-fiber felt that's stiff like cardboard. It gave this postcard the body to stand up to being mailed, and it was a dreamy base for machine-quilting.

Anyway, go check out the how-to and let me know what you think. And Happy Friday. And, Happy May!

Comments

This is just too much, soooo so nice postcard


what a simple, clever idea! love it!


Gorgeous idea!


This is awesome. Thanks for the idea, I think I'll be making these soon.


Awesome craft!


We have done these in our art group, and they are FABULOUS!

I love this one. it's neat-o.


I love fabric postcards. Thanks for the new way to make them.


I have had great success using Peltex 72 for the inner core- it is stiff enough to make a mailable card. It also has iron-on adhesive on both sides- for sticking the fabric or paper, and you can sew through it. Just in case you need to buy some more supplies ;-)


Awesome craft!


We have done these in our art group, and they are FABULOUS!

I love this one. it's neat-o.


I love fabric postcards. Thanks for the new way to make them.


This is awesome. Thanks for the idea, I think I'll be making these soon.


I have had great success using Peltex 72 for the inner core- it is stiff enough to make a mailable card. It also has iron-on adhesive on both sides- for sticking the fabric or paper, and you can sew through it. Just in case you need to buy some more supplies ;-)


This is just too much, soooo so nice postcard


what a simple, clever idea! love it!


Gorgeous idea!


Timtex is another rigid product that works as a filler. It does not include fusible web -- you'll need to add it to the reverse sides of card fronts and backs.


Timtex is another rigid product that works as a filler. It does not include fusible web -- you'll need to add it to the reverse sides of card fronts and backs.


Timtex is another rigid product that works as a filler. It does not include fusible web -- you'll need to add it to the reverse sides of card fronts and backs.


Timtex is another rigid product that works as a filler. It does not include fusible web -- you'll need to add it to the reverse sides of card fronts and backs.


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