- Piece of fabric for outer shell measuring 29cm x 44cm
- Piece of fabric for lining measuring 29cm x 44cm
- Fusible light weight interfacing measuring 29cm x 44cm
- Embroidery floss
- Sewing machine
- Pins, scissors, sewing needle
- Optional Fasteners of your choice: magnetic snap, sew on snap, prong snap, Velcro cercles, Button
Note: For a more structured envelope, use fusible batting instead of interfacing or even fusible foam.
Step 3: Mark about 1cm allowance around all edges leaving a 3-5cm gap on one of the long sides for turning the envelope right side out.
Step 4: Stitch around leaving the gap open. Back stitch at the beging and at the end to secure the seam.
Step 6: Turn the envelope right side out carefully pushing the corners out with a chopstick. Iron well with a lot of steam.
Step 7: Lay the envelope with the lining facing up. Measure and mark about 7.5cm from the top for the flap. Measure and mark about 17.5cm from the marked point for the bottom fold of the envelope.
Step 8: Fold up the bottom part on the 17.5cm mark and iron well. Pin in place. Make sure that back and front parts of the envelope are well aligned on top of each other.
Fastener: If you are using one of the fasteners, make marks and fix it in place now. I am working on a separate tutorial for a few different types of fasteners.
Step 9: You can hand stitch the gap close or leave it as it is and try sewing the sides very close to the edge as I do. Stitch the sides with 0.4cm allowance. Start about 1cm above the body of the envelope. Back stitch to secure the seam at the beginning and the end. Cut off the threads.
I hope you enjoyed this project. Have any questions? Please feel free to leave a comment or email me.