Thursday, 8 September 2011

Fabric Postcards

I have been teaching the children (and adults) at our home education group how to make fabric postcards. The children made 2 cards each, one a group design and another individually.

L's card from the group project

R's card from the group project
Here's what you need:

  • Craft weight Vilene interfacing (also called heavy weight or pelmet)
  • Bondaweb (or similar brand) fusible webbing
  • Plain white backing fabric
  • Coloured fabric scraps
  • Scissors
Get your supplies here

L's card

Here's how:

  • Cut the Vilene, backing fabric, coloured background fabric and 2 pieces of Bondaweb into postcard sized rectangles (4 by 6 inches)
  • Iron the backing fabric onto one side of the Vilene using the Bondaweb
  • Iron the coloured background onto the other side with Bondaweb
  • Choose small motifs or shapes from fabric scraps and iron a slightly larger piece of Bondaweb onto the back. Cut out the fabric and Bondaweb together.
  • Peel the backing off the Bondaweb/motif.
  • Lay the motif onto the background and iron in place.
  • Straighten the edges with a rotary cutter or with set square and scissors.
  • Sew zig-zag machine stitch (or hand stitch) around the edges. 

R's card

Here are some of the cards I have designed

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