Wednesday, June 22, 2011

fancy fabirc envelope

OK.  I'm going to sew again. 

I wanted to try to make a fabric envelope as seen on my favorite blog, Jones Design Co, found here

To my surprise it was super easy and the end result looks super cute.

I have several family birthdays in August and I plan to use these to hold gift certificates.

I changed the size of the envelope that Jones Design Co used a little bit.  I made my a bit bigger and I knew I wouldn't feel comfortable sewing the flap detail that she did.  So I made it a half circle flap instead.

You will notice in these pictures that sew lines are NOT straight what-so-ever!  At first I minded but once it's all put together and the rawness of the flower it doesn't bother me.

I played around with using different flowers for each one.  I'm not real sure which one is my favorite.  I like the peach colored one, but the fabric I used sheds instantly the minute you touch it.  You can see it in the picture the amount of strands each piece of fabric has.

Probably my absolute favorite is the one with 3 flowers.  If a person were to ever use this, those flowers seem to be the most durable. 

Also I changed how it closes....I used a snap instead of an elastic band and button.  If I were to do this again I might consider sewing on the snap first before sewing it all together.  It was difficult to sew the bottom snap on to say the least!

It's funny because while I was photographing these envelopes, my girls decided who should get which one.  Apparently the recipients have distinct styles that made it unanimous and easy to decide.

Thanks for stopping.

Bye for now!

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  1. these are ADORABLE!!!!! how cute :) you did a great job!

  2. Perfect for our card club! If we ever do this I'll have to let you know!

  3. I absolutely love these! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: I hope to see you soon!

  4. These fabric envelopes are adorable! They would be a perfect link-up at the Pretty Packages Party starting today!
    Hope to see you there!

  5. You have been crowned a La-Dee-Da diva. I love this project and think it is diva worthy!
    Come grab a button.

    PS these are so pretty!