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How to Make a Fabric Postcard

Old 09-18-2016, 05:47 AM
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Default How to Make a Fabric Postcard


Peltex 72 - a 2-sided fusible stiff interfacing.
Fabric scraps
Sharpie marker or pen
Steam-a-Seam fusible or whatever you use



Cut peltex interfacing 4 x 6"
Cut background fabric 4 x 6
Cut light colored fabric for back of postcard 4 x 6

Draw out shapes on scrap paper. Trace shapes onto fusible.

Iron shapes onto back of fabric scraps

Cut 4 x 6 background fabric (black), cut 4 x 6" piece of peltex (middle), Cut 4 x 6 light colored fabric for address side (white)

Lightly iron background fabric to one side of peltex. Don't press too hard as other side of peltex will stick to ironing board


Cut shapes out and iron to background. Stitch down (optional). Use a light colored bobbin thread so it doesn't show on backside of peltex.



Iron light colored fabric onto back of peltex. Now you can press firmly adhering all together.

Stitch around edge of postcard to finish.


Draw details on back of card. Draw a line down the middle to separate address side/message side.

All done! You made your first postcard.

This card requires a 65 cents to mail. If you put it in a clear envelope, you must put the stamp on the outside of the clear envelope. The post office will have to hand cancel the envelope. You can also slip it into a regular white envelope and mail that way. I do not put embellishments that stick up on my postcards. I don't want to be responsible for breaking a machine at the post office.
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Old 09-18-2016, 06:05 AM
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Nice tutorial CookieZenmilk. Should help give other people some good information. And, your pictures are wonderful. I do mine this way (for the most part) as well. Hope you don't mind, I posted a link in the September Postcard Swap to here.

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​Great postcard tutorial!
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thanks for taking the time to post a tut
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Old 09-18-2016, 08:24 AM
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You did a great tutorial
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Thank you!!
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Old 09-18-2016, 11:30 AM
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Thanks! I have some of the printed post card backing that I have never used(but always plan to). It has the mailing info printed on one side and fusible on the other. Don't remember the brand...will have to dig it out!
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Like!!!! A lot!!!!
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What I cute idea! Thanks for posting. Some distant grandchildren will be getting a postcard!
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Old 09-19-2016, 05:47 AM
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Nice tutorial CookieZenmilk. I use peltex myself and love how it is fusible.
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