I created a fabric postcard and experimented while making it. I used watercolor paints on the (untreated) fabric and the color spread more than I wanted it to. I used colored cord as the trim.
After watching a Deborah Wirsu YouTube video on thread sketching a sunflower, I decided to practice on a small scale and make some fabric postcards.
First sunflower postcard.
Second sunflower postcard.
Lately I’ve been in the mood to create fabric postcards. I forgot to photograph the first one I recently mailed. Here’s is the second: a purple poodle postcard I mailed to Judy.
Here I’ve painted the muslin with fabric paints.
Now it is stitched out.
This last photo is the reverse side. I cover this up with an index card used for the mailing address and my message. The muslin and Peltex start out as 4.5 x 6.5 inches. After I finish sewing, I cut them down to 4 x 6 inches to match the index card. I zig-zag around the edges, securing some cording and the index card.
I attach a First Class postage stamp to it (it’s thicker than the one-layer postcards so it needs more postage), take it to the USPS, stand in line, and have them hand-cancel it. I put it in a clear plastic mailing envelope (not required, but it keeps the postcard from getting anything on it in transit), hand it over, and they mail it.