How to Make a Fabric Postcard Party Invitationcomments (8) May 1st, 2009
Sure, Evites are easy, but if you're planning a special celebration, why not do it up right and mail out some really unique invitations? These postcards are a great small quilting project, and they travel beautifully through the post. (See the one at the top there? I mailed it to myself and it still looks great!)
What you'll need:
- Sheet of Friendly Felt (see note below)
- Scrap of print fabric
- Scrap of acrylic felt
- Fusible web
- Sewing machine
- Coordinating thread
- Fray Check
- Craft glue
- Cardstock (or postcard)
Begin by deciding on a size for your postcards. If you're mailing them, then it's wise to research standard postcard sizes as defined by your country's postal regulations. I'm using a 4-1/4-inch x 6-inch size here.
Cut one piece of Friendly Felt and one piece of woven fabric in postcard size. Then cut one piece of regular acrylic felt that's 1/4-inch smaller on all sides (so for my sample here, that's 3-3/4 inches x 5-1/2 inches). This acrylic felt will be completely hidden in the finished postcard—it will provide the padding for the quilting. So you can use up leftover colors in your stash.
After you make this project, show off your work to other members!
Post your project in the gallery
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