Show your love by making your own Valentine Fabric Postcards! Fabric postcards are little pieces of art that the recipients can display and enjoy, and they are so fun to make!
Can you send fabric postcards through the mail?
Yes! Ready to write a sweet note and address!
Make sure to place the address correctly on your postcards, the right half of the back of the card. Put a stamp on it and mail some love to someone! I
f you have embellishments like beads, I put them in envelopes. Note: you might need extra postage. I take mine into the post office to mail to make sure there won’t be any postage due.
Another year, more fabric Valentines! These aren’t 4×6 and ready to put in the mail; they are 5×5 and will need to go into an envelope for postage and mailing.
I have been having fun playing around with different textile paints and different ways to make marks on fabrics. It’s almost embarrassing how much fabric I’ve made, and not cut into. 🙂 Now is the time! I started with a piece that I loved, but knew it needed to be cut up into smaller pieces to be used. So I used it for the hearts.
Start by fusing your favorite fusible web on the back of your heart fabric.
Then cut out your stiff fusible like Fast-2-Fuse or Timtex to the finished size of your fabric card.
Fuse one side of the fusible to your background fabric. I made this hand painted fabric from textile paints, intentionally mixing blue, green and white to make the background vary. I then layered white dots printed with bubble wrap on top to add more visual interest.
Put the fusible web pieces on a Teflon sheet, like Goddess Sheets, or parchment paper, then layer your background fabric on top, cover with another Teflon sheet to protect your iron and press. You don’t need a good fuse, just enough that the layers stick together while you work on them.
Cut the now-fusible pieces of the background fabric to the size of your cards. I like cutting first, then fusing to the other layers, as I can control everything. You could just fuse a big piece of your stiff double-sided fusible heavy weight to the fabric and then cut to size — your choice!
Once these are cut out, I spread out the backing fabric and put the fusible side of the cut cards down on the backing fabric. I used white muslin for the back of my cards. Then place the hearts on your background and press.
Now cut the backing/muslin fabric to match the outline of your cards.
Now is the time to stitch! I like messy stitching – I think it adds character, and you don’t have to try to be perfect! 🙂
Here is start of the stitching around the heart. I use my free motion foot and lower my feed dogs.
I like to go around 3 times and make sure the lines are wobbly. Because I like the look. But, you go with what you like!
Then, I put on my 1/4″ foot and do a border stitch to finish off the card.
Now they are ready for a personalized message added with an acrylic or permanent marker on the back, put in an envelope and sent to those you love and care about!
This year I had fun creating the hot pink fabric and pairing it with a painted blue and green background. I used the same process as above.
Check out all of the DIY Valentine’s Day projects on Create Whimsy.