How To Make Homemade Fabric Postcards

Want to try something new and exciting with fabric? There is something on this page for everyone who enjoys working with fabric.

Let’s make handmade postcards!  There are several methods to create beautiful pieces of fabric artwork that can be sent in the mail. Some of the tutorials below involve sewing and others are more advanced and involve quilting.

Both hand and machine sewers will appreciate the array of designs available to make, ranging from traditional applique to primitive stitching and everything in between.

Fabric Postcard by Pam BentFabric Postcard by Pam Bent; Photo Credit: Pam Bent

Have some sewing or quilting work that was done in a class? That is an easy way to whip up a fabric postcard!  Looking for a way to use up those endless scraps? Use them to make these adorable fabric postcards!

The links below go to articles with step-by-step tutorials on making lovely, whimsical, and abstract postcards.

Don’t worry if there is a creative block when thinking about what to put on the handmade postcard. Several links take the reader directly to tutorials to make one specific card, designed and ready to go.

Here are just a few of the ways you can gift fabric postcards.

  • Make fabric postcards to send to friends and family. Yes, they can be mailed through the postal system! These would make fun holiday cards, birthday cards, thank you notes, and more.
  • Gift a set of fabric postcards. Maybe a loved one is going off to college, moving to a new city, or just loves to write. Make a set of fabric postcards and gift the set along with a pen and postage stamps.
  • Make customized fabric postcard ornaments to use as gift tags. Write a short note on the back and it’s like a gift, gift tag, and ornament all rolled into one. How fun!

I love to make my gift tags and usually make the gift tags from old Christmas cards.

These postcards are a great way to dress up a holiday package!  Make these mini-sized, as the actual postcards are often 4” x 6”.  Or consider making them full-sized as a postcard that is part of the gift.

Scroll down to find a fabulous collection of tutorials to create mailable and creative art that can be made in one afternoon!  The combination of fabric and card making is fun and will appeal to crafters and sewers alike.

How To Make Homemade Fabric Postcards

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A Fabric Postcard Tutorial

A free mini-tutorial on how to make a fabric postcard. Postcrossing

Card Art: Create Treasured Greetings from Fabric & Paper

Card Art: Create Treasured Greetings from Fabric & Paper #ad

More than fifty original card designs plus twelve gift tags. by Susan Terry - Paperback - Published 2006 Affiliate Link to Amazon

Eleven Fabric Postcard Ideas

Get some inspiration with these postcard ideas. Patchouli Moon Studio

Every Little Scrap Postcard

Here is an idea for using 1" squares to make a fabric postcard. Colorways by Vicki

Fabric Art Postcards PDF

Make our own embellished fabric art by making fabric postcards inspired by these instructions. International Quilt Museum

Fabric Postcard

Learn how to make a fabric postcard - list of supplies and step-by-step instructions with photos. Dollmakers Journey

Fabric Postcard How-To

How to make fabric postcards. Fabric postcards are fun projects for using up scraps, and they also make great gifts. Underground Crafter

Fabric Postcard How-To

Hello Stitch is here to help you learn how to sew fabric postcards with their step-by-step instructions. Hello Stitch

Fabric Postcard Ideas

This Pinterest blog has many fabric postcard ideas. Get inspired!

Fabric Postcard Ideas

An album of fabric postcards that can inspire your creativity. Flickr

Fabric Postcard Tutorial

Instructions with photos on how to make a fabric postcard. Needlemom

Fabric Postcard Tutorial

There are many ways to make a fabric postcard. Here is a tutorial by Annie's Musings. Annie's Musings

Fabric Postcard Tutorial

Fabric Postcard Tutorial

Fabric postcards are a great way to use up scrap fabric, orphan blocks, and embellishments. With this tutorial, learn how to make fabric postcards. Associates

Fabric Postcards from Scraps

These simple fabric postcards are the perfect craft for little ones to make. It's a non-sew project. It uses Mod Podge instead. The Sewing Loft

Fabric Postcards Tutorial

In this post, you will find a few instructions and then lots of example pictures. Patchwork Posse

Fabricating Postcards

Here is a simple way to make fabric postcards with your favorite fabrics on your sewing machine. Juki Club

Handmade Quilted Postcard Tutorial

These postcards are fast to make, utterly adorable to send and you don't even need to wrap them because they are mailable all on their own! Suzy Quilts

Homemade Postcards

Here is a tutorial on making homemade fabric postcards. Simple household supplies are all that is needed - scrap fabric, cereal box, Mod Podge and brush. Great Kids Craft! Skip To My Lou

Love-ly Fabric Valentine Postcards PDF

Here are instructions for making postcards for Valentine's Day. Moda Fabrics

Mother's Day Postcard

This quilted postcard is made with English Paper Piecing. We All Sew

Postcard Template PDF

Download the postcard template here.

Quilted Fabric Postcard Tutorial

Bring a smile to friends and family with a bit of happy mail by making and sending fabric postcards. Olfa

Quilted Fabric Postcards

How to make quilted fabric postcards in six parts - from material to mailing. Saroy

Quilted Post Cards

Quilted Post Cards #ad

Postcards made with quilted fabric. by Barbara Cooley & Beth Davis Cheryl Haynes - Paperback - Published 2006 Affiliate Link to Amazon

Quilted Valentine's Postcard

Quilted Valentine's Postcard #ad

With these instructions, send something handmade postcards to our loved ones on Valentine's day. Our hand-deliver them! Affiliate Link to Connecting Threads

Simple Fabric Postcard

Learn to make a simple quilted postcard to brighten someone's day. Sugar Sand Quilts

Textile Postcard - How-to

Fabric postcards are easy to make and a quick way to tell someone you are thinking about them. Arbee Designs

Valentine Inspired Fabric Postcards

These are super easy and would be fun for kids to help make! Jedi Craft Girl

Ways to Make Fabric Postcards

Six ways to make easy fabric postcards. The Spruce Crafts

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