There have been roughly five times in my life when I decided I was going to take up sewing as a serious hobby. The first time, was in college when I was going to make a cover for my sofa. That never happened. The second time was in grad school when I was going to make my own duvet cover. That never happened. The third time happened a few years ago when I was going to make clutch purses for each bridesmaid in my wedding. That one actually happened. I made four custom bags. I will never made another clutch again.
Moral of the story is this: After three failed attempts to take up sewing, I now have a pretty respectable stash of fabric. Today I’m using them in a no-sew project that is perfect for National Letter Writing Month.
Fabric cards are simple to make, but the finished texture is something you don’t expect on a piece of stationery. Let me show you how easy they are to make:
- an iron & an ironing board
- heat n bond adhesive
- fabric scraps (I recommend Home Decor style fabrics, since they typically have a bit more texture to them)
- Blank cards
Cut a piece of fabric that is slightly larger than the blank card.
Cut a piece of Heat’n’Bond that is the same size as the fabric.
Iron the fabric onto the shiny side of the Heat’n’Bond.
Once cooled, peel back the paper backing of the Heat’N’Bond.
Place the blank card onto the Heat’N’Bond (the side that was just exposed by peeling of the backing).
Cover the card with the backing (this will help protect your ironing board).
Flip the “sandwich” over so that the fabric is facing up, then apply the iron for a few seconds on all areas.
Peel the backing off again, then cut off any excess fabric around the blank card. Done!
These cards are really easy to make and will add something different to your stationery collection. You can leave them plain, or add some stickers to the front. Either way, these cards are winners and deliver a good bit of “wow” when you pull them out of the envelope.
Get your pens and pencils revved up. It’s Letter Writing season!
14 thoughts on “DIY Fabric Stationery Cards”
I’m really liking this fabric idea!
Wow, I too have a stash of materials. And your step by step instructions help to answer a lot of questions I had regarding this technique. Thanks for sharing…now on to create!
Love this idea!
You are a genius!
Love this! Tried it today. Did you cover just the front of the card, or is the back covered, too?
Great idea to use scratches!!!
Amber I LOVE this! Truly beautiful and a perfect way to use up some of my fabric scraps (I’ve had several failed attempts at taking up sewing as well!). I’ve been meaning to send out some cards/letters to my German relatives, now I have to!
LOL, your posts are always so therapeutic as well as creative – a double thank you!
This is a wonderful idea and I may just try it today 🙂
Great project! I really love that moment you realize “I can do it myself!”…
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I love these so much! I love writing notes, there’s just something satisfying about putting something in the mail slot that is not a bill. And something more satisfying about getting something that isn’t a bill. I have a collection of note cards, but lets be honest, you can never have too many and I can’t wait to try these!
This is a lovely idea – unfortunately, I just gave all my fabric away to a colleague who is making masks, lol. I feel very inspired though…perhaps a little shopping trip is in order?
Thank you 🙂
Love this idea for fabric scraps. I am using lace from my mother’s wedding dress-scraps that are eighty years old, in a scrapbook. Never too late to use old scraps in crafts.
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I think using lace over another fabric or cardstock would look wonderful.