1 - 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch piece of flour sack or other light material that you could use as a filler
1 - 8 X 10 inch piece of pattern or contrasting fabric
a roll of double-sided fabric fuse hem tape or fabric fuse sheets**
**Fusible hem tape is perfect for this project because it allows for creating spaces in the stationery for folding and makes the fabric stiff, but you may prefer to use a 6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch sheet of fusible fabric filler make sure it has fuse on both sides.
1) Cut 8 strips of fusible hem tape about 6 1/4 inches in length. Place these strips down in parallel rows on the light colored 6 1/2 x 8 inch piece of fabric.
2) Place flour sack material on top and fuse together by ironing according to package directions.
3) Cut 2 strips of fusible hem tape 7 inches in length and 2 strips 6 1/4 inches in length place these on top of the flour sack material along the edges (in the shape of a rectangle). Obviously, it's very hard to see the white-on-white in this picture, but trust me . . . the hem tape is in the shape of a rectangle on the white flour sack material.
4) Place 8 x 10 inch piece of fabric on top of this piece. Flip over so this large piece is on the bottom and the light-colored piece is on the top. Make sure this piece is centered in the middle of the 8 x 10 piece.
5) Fuse together again according to package directions.
7) Sew all four sides close to the folded edge that meets the lighter piece of fabric.
8) You may need to hand sew a small X in each corner to tack the corners down.
9) Write a message to your friend, family member or co-worker.
Fabric envelop tutorial coming soon!
This batch will be added to my eighth craft till Christmas pretend and play mail carrier set for my girls. However, I plan on making more of these for a letter writing stash to friends and family.
Get your favorite large fabric scraps, start making your stash too and . . .
Still to come . . . fabric envelopes, fabric postcards and a mail carrier's bag.