Sewing fabric postcards are quick and fun! Join me and I'll educate you with tips and tutorials for creating beautiful fabric postcards.
This SewFabSew.blogspot.com site is a comprehensive source for everything related to fabric postcards (FPC).
My inspiration comes from being an active member in PostcardMailArt: a Yahoo group where we have tons of fun swapping handmade fiber postcards several times per month!
I’ve started sewing postcards for spring and it sure is fun to
get out the cheerful colors and spring themed cottons!
#1For my first Easter fabric postcard (FPC) I
wanted to use this great egg print I’ve been stashing for a few years.It’s quite busy, so I used it for a
It is basically a form
of reverse applique, with an egg shaped opening.A
contrast lining was stitched and turned to complete a window.Underneath the window, I layered short cuts
of ribbon onto the fusible side of Peltex.Then I placed the window frame on top and fused everything together a
second time.I also used a decorative
stitch around the egg.
TIPS: The matt finish of cotton looks really good with the glossy
satin and metallic ribbons underneath.Because of two different textures, you can really see the shimmer of a
recessed egg beneath!Or you could try a
shimmery top fabric with dull ribbons like grosgrain, velvet, or cotton
embroidered for a different texture contrast.
#2My second FPC has two layers of stiffener.A ribbon cross (on Peltex) is overlaid on a fused
dupioni silk background.I tried some
machine lettering on a satin ribbon, but was not happy with the results.The double layering makes the cross-dimensional
and adds a nice stiff body to the postcard.
TIPS: Use stabilizer under the ribbon and stitch out words a
lot longer than you think you can use.That allows you to maneuver the ribbon so you can read the a bit of
Easter Blessings on each side of cross.
#3Lastly, I was in a more playful mood, so this
little cutie was born.A simple egg
shape was interpreted as a chicken.I
threw in some netting as a head comb, and a small feather for her wing.The grass is bobbin work.Run chickie, run!
All three of these will be swapped.I’ll be sure to show you what I received in