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Sewing patterns and tutorial: Lined Envelopes

Sewing  |  September 20th 2011  |  0 Comment

Lined Envelopes

Hi Ucreate friends! I’m Kate from see kate sew.

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I blog about making clothes, sewing toys and lots more! I fill my creative void by surrounding myself with zippers, spools of thread and stacks of fabric! I’m so happy to be here, thanks for inviting me Kari!

I have a big scrap pile and I wanted to use up at least a little of it. So today I’m showing you how I used fabric scraps to line standard invitation envelopes. A plain boring envelope is suddenly exciting! After I was finished, I thought it would be fun to use some of my paper stash also!

 I’m thinking I will line my Christmas card envelopes this year for a little pop of fun. Maybe a green damask print? How cute would they be for writing letters to friends, birth announcements or party invitations! I think I might be more likely to write letters with a fun envelope to send it in!

Let’s get started!

Materials:

invitation envelopes,

4 3/4″ by 6 1/2″ fabric or paper

heat n’ bond adhesive paper (fabric version)

glue stick (paper version) 

printable template

fabric version: First, print off your template and cut it out. Cut out a piece of heat n’ bond and a piece of fabric big enough for the template. 

Now iron the glue side of you heat n’ bond to the back of your fabric.

Let it cool and peel off the white backing.

Pin your template to your fabric and cut it out!

Slip your fabric into the envelope with the heat n’ bond side down. Line it up with the glue on the edges of the envelope. This template will leave room for the glue so you can still close the envelope.

Use your iron again to adhere the fabric to the inside of the envelope. Make sure not to iron over the envelope’s glue, it might melt!

If you want it to be easier to close, crease your envelope while it is still warm.

And you’re done!

paper version: For the paper version, skip the heat n’ bond and just use a glue stick! Try it with old maps, graph paper or book pages!

That’s it! You’re done!

What will you use them for? If you want to get extra crafty you can make your own envelopes, too!