Fabric Envelopes

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Hi There!! I'm Tammy from Karamat back with another quick project. It seems lots of my friends are using a cash budgeting system or putting aside a few dollars here and there for a special trip. So I put together these fun little wallets to keep organized.


1 Fat Eighth bundle of Salt Air
Optional: Fusible Interfacing



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For each wallet, select 2 pieces of fabric, cutting a 7.5" x 7.5" from each piece. For a little extra sturdiness, a piece of fusible interfacing can be fused to the wrong side of the fabric to be used for the exterior of the wallet.




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With right sides together, and using a 1/4" seam, stitch around the squares, leaving an opening for turning.




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Turn right side out, and press.




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Top stitch the top and bottom of the square with a 1/8" seam, making sure to close the opening used for turning.





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If you would like to add labels to your envelopes, now would be the time. Cut a small piece of neutral fabric (mine is about 1 1/2" x 2") and topstitch onto the envelope front. You'll be able to add your category with a Micron or thin-tip Sharpie pen.




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To finish up, fold your fabric in half, with the previous topstitching at the top, and sew together the side seams with a 1/4" seam.




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Each Fat Eighth piece will yield 1 envelope.




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Tammy Blackburn
{karamatdesigns.blogspot.com}

8 comments:

Raelene said...

What a great idea, my friend budgets this way and these will be a perfect gift for her.
Thanks again
Hugs from Australia

Pamela Nees said...

So creative! I'll be making some of these! Thanks!

Barbara said...

great tut

but I really REALLY want your cutting board !

Gabriella said...

Love this receipt!!!!

And love Salt Air fabrics ^__^
Thank you so much

Joana said...

Very pretty--I'm going to make some for my daughter! Question: would it be possible to add an inch or two to one end and make a flap (maybe with a bit of velcro) so it would close? Or you could make a matching little folding wallet to keep all of them in--just a sort of cover!

Judy1522 said...

What a cute and clever way to stash your cash

Sandra said...

As well as for keeping cash, they'd be good for keeping little pieces together,when making blocks with lots and lots of little pieces.
Or you could make them from a smaller square and use them for gift cards too. Maybe...they could have some kind of a fastener, so you could close them like a wallet. Maybe velcro dots.

My guild is hosting Gathering of the Guilds in April, this would make a great demonstration, thanks, it's a great idea.

Chris {frecklemama} said...

Excellent tutorial Tammy! Thanks. I love this Salt Air collection and think your project has pushed me over the edge to take purchasing action sooner rather than later LOL.