Monday, September 12, 2011

Fabric Envelopes

Back in June I pinned THIS adorable fabric envelope tutorial from Jones Design Co. (I like to pretend in my mind that I know Emily… after all she is friends with my cousin’s wife. Not that we’ve ever met. But I’m guessing we were both at their wedding however many years ago, so that counts, right?)

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I’ve been meaning to make some for a while, and the craft show I was a part of this past weekend was just the right motivation. I found a sweet set of fat quarters at Walmart that I knew would be perfect. I love the sweetness of the material.

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I only got 3 made before running out of heat and bond, but have the fabric cut out to make two more. The only thing I did differently than Emily was I used a button hole instead of elastic wrapped around the envelope. I just was sure to make the button hole and attach the button before folding and sewing the rest of the envelope.

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I’m planning on making quite a few more. They’re so simple and so fun. Plus, I have a gift card that I need to give a friend’s daughter who watched Jace during our small group during the school year. I’m thinking some fun purple seersucker would make the perfect envelope for her.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. These are really cute...I love the difference in the inner & outer fabrics. :) You did a great job making them, too!

  2. That's so funny...I always pretend I know Emily too, since she's friends with my huband's cousins wife (did you follow that?!) and literally just lives down the street from me! Maybe one day we can stalk her together, bring her coffee and our glue guns and get our craft on together!


  3. Hi there! Just wanted to tell you how in love with your blog I am. I started following when I had a visit with Natalie from Blonde at Heart and can't get I guess its all Natalie's fault :o) Amazed at all the sewing you get in with a little one running around.

    Thank you for all the wonderful posts!


  4. Super cute!

    I've been hopping around crafty links this morning and found your page. Looking forward to more of your posts.

    Your newest follower!

  5. Those are sweeet looking! Great teacher gift idea too...and add a gift card...great idea! :)

  6. I love the difference in the inner & outer fabrics and the fabric you choose you do it...that's what i want to design Gift Card envelopes.


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