Fabric Postcards made from scraps

Did you see my guest post on Skip to my Lou last summer? No? Well, I shared how to make these easy fabric postcards from your scraps. You know me, I’m always on the hunt, looking for new ways to clean out that scrap basket.

Fabric Postcards

 

Easy fabric postcards on The Sewing Loft

My girls love to exchange snail mail with friends and family! And truth be told, I’m not sure which they are more excited about- the card or the note. But either way, these simple fabric postcards are the perfect craft for little ones.

This project is for all levels.

Skill Level- 1 Button

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Materials:

Tools:
  • foam brush
  • paper plate to hold glue
  • plastic table cloth for mess protection
*Tip- Mail is pretty restrictive on size so, be sure when making this project you keep within the maximum size measurements of 4 1/4″ x 6″ by 1/4″ thick for a standard postcard.

Basic Instructions:

  1. Pull out your scrap basket and separate all those really small bits from the larger pieces. We will only need the small stuff for this project!
  2. Next, place a table protector down. Think plastic table cloth or large scrap of cardboard.
  3. Paint some Mod Podge on the printed side of cardboard and place fabric scraps as desired. Have fun here, overlapping to create a fun mini quilt outlook. Once all scraps are in place, add another layer of glue. You are now officially decoupaging with fabric. Super simple.
  4. Allow glue to dry, cut away any over hanging fabric bits and packaged them together with a long thin scrap of fabric. Or address them right away and send them out into the real world.

turn scrap fabric into postcards on The Sewing Loft

My girls could not wait to send them out. We have fabric postcards making there way to several states and continents. Hoping for some fun mail in return!
I would love to hear what you do with your scraps.  Please leave me a comment with your fun tips and tricks to clean out your scrap basket!
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Comments

  1. That’s such a cute project Heather! Wonder if it would work if you stitched them instead of glued them on? I might have to try this. I love finding projects for my mini scraps!

  2. I love how colorful these are! So cute!

  3. Rhonda Burgan says:

    What a Great Idea.. My husband is deployed.. and I am always looking for cute creative things to surprise him with at Mail Call.. Thank you .. I have some cool ship fabric that will work Great! Thank you for the creative idea.. can’t wait to give it a try!

  4. Swell idea – thanks for sharing!

  5. sarah vine says:

    My kids are going to do these this summer. Thank you! x

  6. Thank you for the idea.

  7. Also I didn’t see whether or not you covered wooden beads with fabric for jewelry making or piece together fabric scraps to make scarves.

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