Saturday, November 1, 2014

Bird in a Nest - Fabric Post Card

Snippets of thread and fabric always accumulate on the worktable next to my sewing machine.  They look like birds’ nests and tossing them seems to be such a waste of resources.  Instead of relegating them to the trash, I am now am working them into fabric post cards.  
 A little water soluble stabilizer, some free motion stitching, a bit of fusible webbing, a couple of Inktense "painted" birds on fabric, a printed postcard back, closure with zigzag stitching, and wa-la, we have birds in nests ready to be mailed.

Always remember, never fear to experiment.  
Sometimes wonderful things happen.
© Linda Friedman 2014.  All rights reserved.


  1. Love these nests and birds! Great to see how others use recycled materials in their artwork.

    1. I enjoyed your comment, Linda. Snippets of thread and fabric always seem to beg me to use them. It almost hurts to throw something away that suggests it may have value.