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How to Make a Fabric Postcard

Old 09-18-2016, 05:47 AM
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Materials:

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

Materials
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Instructions:

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.

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Iron shapes onto back of fabric scraps
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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)
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Lightly iron background fabric to one side of peltex. Don't press too hard as other side of peltex will stick to ironing board

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

Stitch around edge of postcard to finish.

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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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You did a great tutorial
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Thank you!!
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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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Nice tutorial CookieZenmilk. I use peltex myself and love how it is fusible.
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