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Project

Fabric Envelope

Those bits of fabric you’ve been holding on to now have a purpose. Keepsake fabric envelopes are a cinch to make and are perfect for encasing a homemade valentine.

Introduction

Sources

Assorted Liberty of London floral fabrics, $9.25 for 1/4 yd., purlsoho.com
Durable decoupage finish, in Matte, $10 for 8 oz., and brush set, $15, by Martha Stewart Crafts, michaels.com

Materials

  • Waxed paper
  • Fabric
  • Paintbrush
  • Decoupage finish
  • Skirt hanger or clothespins
  • Paper envelope

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Protect work surface with a piece of waxed paper. Lay fabric flat and brush decoupage finish onto both sides.

  2. Step 2

    Clip fabric to hanger; let dry, about 1 hour.

  3. Step 3

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    Fully open up envelope, as shown. Place on fabric and trace with a pencil. Cut out fabric.

  4. Step 4

    Using paper envelope as a guide, fold fabric and crease it with your fingers. Remove paper envelope.

  5. Step 5

    Cut a piece of waxed paper to fit inside folded fabric as protection. Brush on decoupage finish to seal three sides. Let dry, then slide waxed-paper square out.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, January/February 2014

Reviews (1)

  • shanzav 14 Feb, 2014

    I made these and they came out great! Here is a link to my blog where I detail the results - easy and beautiful for even a novice crafter http://citymousecrafts.com/2014/02/14/fabric-envelopes/