I enjoy sending them greeting cards and I decided to try my hand at fabric postcards.
Fabric postcards are postcard size pieces of fabric that are made stiff and mailed through the postal service.
They are fun to make and I hope, fun to receive!
To make them, make sure they meet the post office's maximum size requirements.
If I wanted to embroider the top piece, I would do so BEFORE I ironed the pieces together.
I ironed the three pieces together. The interfacing is fusible, meaning the adhesive melts onto the fabric with the heat of an iron. If it is thoroughly heated, the bond will be permanent once it cools.
They use a regular stamp, but it has to be hand cancelled. So, if you are sending a fabric postcard, bring it up to the postal clerk in order to send it.
I brought the postcards to our local post office and Monday. The first clerk was a little confused as to what to do with them, but I explained that they had to be hand cancelled. She didn't believe me and called her manager over who agreed with me.
So, don't give up if the clerk is unfamiliar with them.
Of course, I am waiting confirmation that the postcards were received!!!