* fabric envelope

Posted on January 8th, 2006 by maitreya. Filed under Sewing/Fabric Crafts.

Idea from this Japanese craft book, that I just got in a swap with chicadecanela. I think the one in the book is a paper envelope that they took apart, glued to fabric on the lining side, then reassembled, since there isn’t an actual pattern included. Mine is fabric on both sides (lining is the background fabric), fused together, ironed on the folds, and glued together with Yes paste. The buttons are from a bunch my sister gave me for xmas. She even sorted them in jars, and I’ve been trying to come up with an excuse to play with them ever since I got home. I’m not sure what I’ll put in it. :)


16 Responses to “fabric envelope”

  1. persephone Says:

    wow… I love this. You have to tell what you use it for.

  2. moki Says:

    Cute! I have that fabric in pink. So fun!

  3. eireann Says:

    nice. i love things like this–made out of unexpected materials, with familiar shapes.

  4. Nichola Says:

    fabulous! What will you use it for??

  5. abbyjane Says:

    I love this. A great idea and nice fabric choices.

  6. erin Says:

    i tried this once and failed miserabley….i might just try it again, i think i was about 15 with dull scissors.

  7. hannah Says:

    love it! i have a bit of that fabric laying around as well. also papersource has a template for making baby envelopes out of paper, which as you have shown us so wonderfully, would work for fabric too!

  8. mary Says:

    ooh, i just love that! plus i have the same fabric.

  9. Rae Says:

    Just found your site and love it!!!!!!Can you tell me how to make YESpaste?or where to buy it?Thanks,Rae(hip to crafts of all kinds-faves-ALL)Hope to hear from you soon.

  10. Maitreya Says:

    I got Yes paste in a Martha Stewart craft kit I bought. You should be able to find it at better craft/art stores, and definitely online. I just tried Googling “Yes paste” and a bunch of mail order art supply sites came up.

  11. becca Says:

    Hi. I just came across this site, and I LOVE your fabric envelope. And what is the fabric, by the way? Everyone posting seems to have it, and I want it!

  12. lilly Says:

    well… i visit your website first time and found this site very usefull and intresting !

    well… you guys doing nice work and i just want to say that keep rocking and keep it up !!!!


  13. Designerhomefabricss Says:

    I like the ideas here. The envelope is very creative.

  14. philljando Says:

    I enjoyed reading about this idea. This is great for customers of jandofabrics.com.

  15. Lin Says:

    Not only is this a brilliant idea, but “green” as well. You could use used envelopes for this!


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