Sunday, March 28, 2010
Chryss's Pocket Postcard Directions
this is just any kind of postcard you want to make with a twist....it is sooo easy, and neat...I have taken a picture to show you what they look like, I personally like the one where you have the seams inside, but you have to make sure you iron and sew on top to thin it up so it will go as a postcard. I also was into circles this month so I made windows with inserts on the front, and also used some of my card making supplies,"Beadazzles" and glued them on with a fabric glue, for a bit of sparkle. I stamped with just ordinary stamp pad the hello on them.
These also look great if you put some "smocking" from an old garment on the top, gives it a big of gathering look. I can't put a picture of the one I made here till Pam gets the one I made her or it wouldn't be a surprise for her...
I made this postcard finished in 3 different ways from your basic postcard:
Layers - 1.Top with a backing fabric - 2. fuse one sided pellon onto back piece of material (total 4 pieces)
Back material, is turned down twice for a nice top(1/8 inch or so)
Front 2 pieces are sewn, added to etc. top turned down for a nice top too.
The top of the postcard is not sewn(till the end) except for the nice tops...leave it open, its the pocket.
Finishes for the rest of the postcard:
1. ZigZag - sew in a ways on the bottom and two sides, then zigzag cut all 3 sides
2. Fancy Stitch or zigzag stitch - sew around 2 sides and bottom
3. Sew inside out on bottom and 2 sides(1/8inch, clip, turn right way out, iron flat, then straight stitch around 2 sides and bottom.
Your postcard is done except for the final step...sew a ribbon with a big,long stitch across the top, which will close off the postcard.
Address and send, don't forget to tell the recipient that they pull out those big, long stitches and..... you have a small purse, a pocket to put things in etc. The ribbon could be reattached to hang up.
This is mailed as a postcard but once opened is a lovely little gift. :-)))