How to Make a Fabric Postcard Party Invitationcomments (8) August 9th, 2013
When you're done quilting, turn the postcard over and apply a medium amount of craft glue to the back.
At this point, you'll need a cardstock postcard of some kind to glue to the back. I made one using the page layout software on my computer-and that way, I was able to include the invitation text. You could also cut a plain piece of cardstock and hand-write your invitation on it. Or, if you have some old postcards that you don't like the design of, use those-only the back will show.
Your cardstock should measure 1/4 inch less on all sides than your fabric postcard-so for my sample, it measures 3-3/4 inches x 5-1/2 inches. Press the layers together, centering the cardstock on the fabric. Place a heavy book over the postcard for about 20 minutes while the glue cures.
Use your sewing machine to zigzag-stitch around all four edges of the cardstock. Again, I like to do two rows of stitching.
What about other embellishments? As I was making my postcard, I really wanted to sew on some buttons. But if you plan to send these through the mail, it's probably best to avoid adding too many extras that might get caught in postal processing machines. Instead, think about embellishments like fabric paints, Stickles, collaging fabrics with Fabric Mod Podge, or sewing several fabrics together in a patchwork.
I'd recommend weighing your finished postcard on a postal scale, or asking someone at your local post office to do it. These might require more postage than a typical postcard-and it's best to find that out in advance!
Add an address and postage, and your postcard is ready to mail.
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