This DIY felt envelope tutorials is a fun craft project you can do with kids and teens, perfect for a handmade gift card holder or sweet treats for family and friends.
Have you ever thought to make the felt envelope? Surprisingly, this is a simple project to do in one single afternoon just like making this easy freezie cozy. There are lots of things how you can use the felt envelope for everyday wear or special occasions. This handmade item is something you will use over and over again.
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This handmade felt envelope only use simple tools and supply that you might have it already around the house, any dollar store or gets them online. It is an inexpensive craft project, but it sure makes someone feel special when they receive this cute envelope.
What You Need To Make Felt Envelope
- Free felt envelope pattern
- Felt, size 9″ x 12″ or 23 x 30 cm or close to that size
- Small ribbon or crafting/baker twine
- Seam ripper
- Washable fabric marker
- Sewing machine with matching thread or contrast thread (glue gun or hand sewing needle if you prefer)
How To Make Felt Envelope
- Fold the felt in half, then cut it so that you will end up with two felt sheets from one, or you can trace the felt envelope pattern.
- Fold in half again, then cut the two top corners in an angle.
- Fold the rectangle bottom up.
- Start to sew each side, or around the envelope if you prefer (use a glue gun or hand stitch if the sewing machine is not available)
- Cut the ribbon 12 inches long, burn the cutting edge to prevent fraying.
- Mark two short lines on the pouch. Use the seam ripper to make holes on the marked lines, then insert the ribbon/baker twine on the holes.
- Mark two short lines on the top flap. Use the seam ripper to make the hole on the marked lines for the ribbon/baker twine to secure the envelope.
- Put any treats, card, or anything you like inside the envelope pouch. Insert each end of the ribbon on holes by the top flap. Knot the ribbon to make a simple bow.
How To Use Felt Envelope
There are lots of possibilities of how to use felt envelope. Think about the Valentine notes, sweet treats, pretend play for kids, stocking stuffer, gift card holder, business card holder or even you can display it on any craft show.
My daughter decides that she is going to use felt envelope for Valentine sweet treats and hand them over to all her friends at school. You can put any heart candy, cute sticker, heart shape eraser, chocolate bars, handmade cards, or any kind that will fit perfectly on the envelope. Ask the kid to pick the item they will put on it will make them excited about it even more. Here is the little XOXO card like shown on the image above.
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