Fabric Postcard

I have planned on actually writing out this tutorial for months and months. I’m not exactly sure what’s stopped me from doing it, but today is the day!! I had heard of people sending fabric postcards in the mail, but I wondered if it could actually be a “thing” that worked. I sent this one to a friend last fall and it made it to her in one piece with only one smudge on it. I call that a major win! Here’s how to make one of your very own.

Cutting list:

(2) 4″ x 6″ white

(4) various scraps about 1.5″ x 1.5″

Heat ‘n’ Bond lite

Thread

Micron pen or a fine tip Sharpie

Instructions:

Cut a piece of heat ‘n’ bond lite to about 1.75″ x 6″. This may need to be adjusted based on the size of your scraps. If you lay your scraps out like the photo below, you should be able to easily adjust the size of your heat ‘n’ bond.

Follow the manufacturer instructions and fuse the heat ‘n’ bond to your scraps.

I next roughly drew out a triangle that would fit within the size of each scrap, then I traced it onto the back of the heat ‘n’ bond.

Cut out your cute bunting flags and set aside. Next, pick one of your white 4″ x 6″ rectangles and draw a curved line in a washable or heat removable pen. This will serve as the string line for your bunting and help you align your flags. Lay out your flags in a way that is pleasing to you. Peel off the paper and fuse according to manufacturer instructions. Stitch around each flag and along the curved line. I chose to use a contrasting thread to make it a little more fun.

Cut a piece of heat ‘n’ bond lite to 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Fuse to the back of the bunting flag block. Peel off the paper, and fuse to the remaining 4″ x 6″ white rectangle. I chose to pink the edges with my pinking shears, then stitch about 1/8″ away from the edge just to be sure it would hold together. Now your postcard is all ready for you to write a message and send in the mail to your friend. Mine shipped with just one forever stamp.

 

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