Fabric-fused cards

Fabric-fused cards
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You will need:
8 1/2 x 11 inch card-weight paper (I use the medium-thick printer paper)

Fabrics of your choice (these can be scraps)
Wonder-under or any other fusible web (look at your craft/sewing store)
An iron and ironing board/surface
Calligraphy pen (optional) or markers (optional)

Fold your paper in half to make a card.

Make a template for the fabric design-think about what kind of design you want to put on your card. It is best to keep them simple. I like to use cookie cutters as patterns (you can also use a cereal box, just trace pattern on box and cut out).

Heat iron. Place fusible web with paper backing side down on ironing board and then place fabric, right side up, on top of fusible web. Cover fabric with thin towel/ironing cloth.

Iron the fabric and fusible web together, using an up and down motion, DO NOT SLIDE THE IRON! You want to press it and then lift and move, press, lift move, for a few seconds in each spot.

Set iron aside but keep hot. Trace template pattern onto right side of fused fabric with chalk or pencil. Cut out design just inside chalk/pencil lines (or erase them after cutting so they don't show.)

Fuse fabric to card- Peel off the paper backing on the back side of the fused fabric. Place fabric design on card where you want it. Put a pressing cloth on top of card and iron in the same pressing and lifting motion that you did before.

Now you can use markers, calligraphy pens, or even fabric paint to jazz up your card. These cards can be made for any occasion and are very easy to do once you learn how! Go crazy!


About The Author

Kim Tilley, a tightwad at heart, is the mother of three active boys. Frugal by force and later by choice, Kim cut her income by 60% to stay at home with her children and discovered that anyone can live better for less. Her work has appeared in print publications such as The Tightwad Gazette. In her free time, she entertains herself by chasing kids and finding ways to create something from nothing!

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