|The girls handing out some imaginary mail.|
The mail carrier vests are made entirely from felt. The good news is that felt from JoAnn Fabrics is completely washable and dryable (on a low heat). I made my own binding on these, which was really difficult because the felt was too thick to pin. I ended up using binder clips to hold it on until I could sew it. I do not think I will ever use felt for binding again.
These vests are probably my favorite. They look very sharp and I was able to buy real USPS patches at this website.
Of course, now the girls are prompting me to make mail out of felt for them, too!