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Hand Embroidered Patchwork Postcard
Isn't there something so lovely about receiving a handwritten postcard? This is a hand embroidered postcard with patchwork and embroidered embellishments that is sure to make the recipient smile for days, maybe even weeks!

Posted by Kristen V. from Tucson, Arizona, United States • Published See Kristen V.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make a postcard. Embroidered Post Card - Step 1
    Step 1

    Sift through your fabric scraps in order to piece together the front panel of the postcard. I used a piece of paper cut to 8 inches wide by 6.5 inches tall and placed the fabric scraps on it until I found a placement I liked. If you prefer, you can use one piece of fabric instead of scraps or multiple pieces.

  • How to make a postcard. Embroidered Post Card - Step 2
    Step 2

    Stitch the fabric together in order to make a rectangle that fits the 8x6.5 dimensions. I used smaller pieces of fabric as patches, I pressed under the raw egdes and stitched them directly onto the fabric I had pieced together. The cherry embroidery was a test stitch I made using a pattern from a Sublime Stitching starter kit. The kit I used is no longer in print, but you can find some new wonderful ones at sublimestitching.com

  • How to make a postcard. Embroidered Post Card - Step 3
    Step 3

    This is the fun part! Once the piece of fabric is ready, it can be embellished with as many stitches as you like in order to create the embroidery collage. You can add patterns or allow the stitches to come to you organically.

  • How to make a postcard. Embroidered Post Card - Step 4
    Step 4

    Once this front panel is finished. It needs a little stability. I used one piece of very lightweight interfacing and basted it to the back of the panel using my sewing machine.

  • How to make a postcard. Embroidered Post Card - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now it is time to work on the back panel. I decided to make this look as much like a postcard as I could. I used a pencil and lightly wrote what I wanted the back to say and stitched it up.

  • How to make a postcard. Embroidered Post Card - Step 6
    Step 6

    Now it is time to attach the front and back panel in order to complete the postcard. Place the front and back panels right sides together. Stitch around the edge using a 1/4 inch seam. Leave a small space unstitched so you can flip the postcard. Clip the corners.

  • How to make a postcard. Embroidered Post Card - Step 7
    Step 7

    Flip the postcard so the right sides face out and press. In order to close up the small space used to flip the postcard, use a running stitch around the entire piece. I made sure to hide my knotted ends in between the front and back panels where I flipped the postcard.

  • How to make a postcard. Embroidered Post Card - Step 8
    Step 8

    Gift to Recipient!

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