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.

Fabric Envelope

Photography: Burcu Avsar

Source: Martha Stewart Living, January/February 2014



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


  • Waxed paper

  • Fabric

  • Paintbrush

  • Decoupage finish

  • Skirt hanger or clothespins

  • Paper envelope


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

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

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

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

  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.


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