Reusable envelopes

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It’s so fun making fabric envelopes! I wanted to show you I made these super cute envelopes, which are great because they’re reusable. You can add a little greeting card inside or a gift card and give it to your special person.

Here is my YouTube tutorial as well: https://youtu.be/qvrlQiSvUGQ

Here’s what you need:

  • paper and pencil for making the pattern
  • two types of fabric
  • some fusible interfacing
  • sewing machine or needle and thread
  • iron
  • (optional) fabric markers if you want to add some colour to your fabric – I used the Nova fabric markers which are available only on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2l7gZFk

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First you need to create the pattern. On an A4 sheet of paper measure 9 1/4″ x 5″, trace the middle line lengthways, then mark 1 1/2″ on the bottom side of the middle line and 2″ on the top sides of your pattern. Then you just connect the marks you made to create an arrow shape.

 

I tested the pattern by folding it into an envelope, so I’m sure this will work perfectly.

Cut your fabric using the pattern you created. Cut one piece for the outside, one piece for the inside of the envelope (I used a contrasting colour) and one piece of fusible interfacing.

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Place the two fabrics right sides together and add the interfacing to the reverse of the main fabric. If you need to add colour or text to the fabric now is the time to do so.

Sew the sides together leaving a small gap so you can turn it inside out. Trim the seam allowance and turn it inside out.

Use an iron to press down the seams and make a seam all around it close to the edge, then fold the envelope making sure you leave a small gap between the tips of the bottom and the base of the top so it will close perfectly. Sew the sides and you’re done.

You can add a snap or velcro or anything you want to keep the envelope closed and embellish it if you wish.

I think that’s quite easy to make and I’m sure you’ll be amazed of how lovely it will turn out.

Happy sewing everyone!

 

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