Several years ago I created a sweet little fabric envelope pattern and I decided to bring them back and update these pretty little Love Note Fabric Envelopes!
These envelopes are sooo fast and fun to sew! When I originally made them I sewed up 14 to be a sort of Valentine’s Day Bunting. That’s a fun idea but you could also use them as a way to send a friend a sweet note or gift card too!
For this set of envelopes I used the darling new fabric collection, Bloom and Grow from Simple Simon and Co and Riley Blake Designs. It’s a gorgeous collection with florals and pretty text and geometric prints. It worked out great for these envelopes.
I used Blossom in All the Pinks as my lining – it went great with all the prints so I was able to use it for all the envelopes!
Love Note Fabric Envelopes
Materials: (Per Envelope)
- 10″ x 10″ square of main fabric
- 10″ x 10″ square of lining fabric
- 10″ x 10″ square of fusible fleece or batting
- 3″ length of ribbon, jute or other closing item
- Place the pattern on the right side of the main fabric and cut out. If you are using directional fabric, practice folding the envelope on the fabric so you can be sure the fabric will be aligned the correct way when you put fold the flap down.
- Place the pattern on the wrong side of the lining fabric and cut out.
- Place the cut piece of the main fabric on the fusible fleece, so the wrong side of the print is facing the fusible side of the fleece. Cut the piece out of fusible fleece, using the fabric piece as a pattern.
- Iron the fusible fleece to the wrong side of the main fabric.
- Fold the ribbon in half and place the ends lined up with the center of the curve that says “Top” on the pattern. Pin or baste in place.
- Place the main fabric and lining fabric right sides together, lining up the notches and curves.
- Using the pattern as a guide, sew the two pieces together where the dashed lines are on the pattern, with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Make sure that you’ve sewn over the top and ribbon to hold it in place. Clip the curves and notched areas.
- Turn the envelope right sides out, through one of the side openings. Use a stiletto or point turner (my flamingo stiletto works great for this!!) to make the curves and points nice and sharp. Press. The ribbon loop should be pointing up from the top of the envelope.
- With the main fabric facing up, fold the right corner of the bottom straight side up to the right and match it up with the side curved edge. Line up the raw edges, with the notch at the bottom of the seam and side curve and bottom corner lined up. Part of the seam will be turned under and part will be raw edges, that’s ok! Sew with a 1/4″ seam.
- Repeat with the bottom left side, matching it to the left side corner. Sew together. Press the envelope flat.
- Fold the top flap of the envelope over and mark where the button should go. (Towards the bottom of the ribbon loop.) Sew the button in place.
You can find the Video Tutorial of this project in my Facebook Group. Click here to join and watch!
You can have a lot of fun with these if you want to change them up! They would look really cute with a design fussy cut on the envelope front or flap. Or you could add a little embroidery or personalization. If you’re making them for kids, cute buttons or prints would make them really fun. There are so many options!
I would love to hear what you would do with them!