Let­ter bunting

Send the most gor­geous snail mail ever with this exclusive en­ve­lope bunting by Sammy and H from Live it. Love it. Make it.

Mollie Makes - - Contents -

Send some beau­ti­ful stitched snail mail

You just can’t beat the feel­ing of hav­ing a beau­ti­ful, care­fully hand­crafted pack­age drop through your let­ter­box. This fab­ric en­ve­lope opens up to re­veal a lov­ingly- em­broi­dered string of letters em­bla­zoned with hand­stitched mes­sages – bunting with a dif­fer­ence! Tai­lor it to suit dif­fer­ent oc­ca­sions, such as a new ar­rival or wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion.

If you want to add more letters, en­large the en­ve­lope slightly to fit them all in.

Use the tem­pate on page 88 to mark out your en­ve­lope on the in­ter­fac­ing, then cut. Iron onto the back of your lin­ing fab­ric. Leav­ing a 1cm ( / 8") seam

3 al­lowance, cut around the in­ter­fac­ing. Use this piece as a tem­plate to cut the out­side of your en­ve­lope from your con­trast fab­ric. Take into con­sid­er­a­tion any direc­tional pat­tern.

Place your two fabrics right sides ( RS) to­gether and pin.

Sew around the edge of your en­ve­lope, us­ing the in­ter­fac­ing edge as a guide. Leave a gap for turn­ing, then turn RS out.

Cut out your felt la­bel em­bel­lish­ments for the front of your en­ve­lope and stitch in place us­ing em­broi­dery thread.

Use a sewing ma­chine to top­stitch all around the en­ve­lope, giv­ing a neat fin­ish and seal­ing up the gap. Next, fold up the bot­tom and sew straight down the two short sides to cre­ate the pocket.

Us­ing em­broi­dery thread, hand sew one but­ton onto the flap and the other onto the body of the en­ve­lope. Leave a long end of thread on the bot­tom but­ton – use this to close your en­ve­lope by wrap­ping it in a fig­ure of eight around both of the but­tons.

Take more in­ter­fac­ing and iron it to the back of your white cot­ton fab­ric. Trace the let­ter tem­plate onto the fab­ric us­ing a fad­ing fab­ric pen. Place in an em­broi­dery hoop, then trace ( or free hand) your phrases onto the top sec­tion. Neatly back stitch over the words.

Cut out the let­ter shape and fold it in half. Take some more thread and hem stitch all the way around the let­ter. Re­peat steps 8 and 9 for all the phrases you want to add.

Take some twine or pearl thread and, with a small knot in the end, thread it through the bot­tom cor­ner of your en­ve­lope.

Thread twine through each let­ter top with a darn­ing nee­dle.

Once you’ve threaded all your letters, take two stick­ers and write PULL on them. Place them back- to- back over the end of the twine to make a tab, then insert all your ' sheets' into the en­ve­lope.

01 02 03

07 08 09

10 11 12

04 05 06

Cheers Mr. Post­man for th is lit­tle treat!

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