Send the most gorgeous snail mail ever with this exclusive envelope bunting by Sammy and H from Live it. Love it. Make it.
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.
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Cheers Mr. Postman for th is little treat!