Reusable Valentine Fabric Envelopes

by JOANN |

Item # 4221156703P118
Reusable Valentine Fabric Envelopes is rated 2.1 out of 5 by 16.
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Beginner 1-2 Hours
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
  • 2 pieces of 12"x 13" fabric (1 for outside and 1 for inside)
  • Pattern piece - made for a 4 1/4"x 5 1/2" card
  • Button
  • Trim (ribbon or pom poms)
  • Needle & thread
  • Scissors
  • Iron & ironing surface
  • Pins
  • Buttonhole foot
  • Zipper foot

DIRECTIONS:
  1. Cut out 2 pieces of fabric using the pattern piece provided.
  2. Line up the 2 pieces with right sides together and sew along the entire edge with a 1/4" seam. Leave approx. 2" opening at the end.
  3. If you are adding trim to the top or bottom flap, you will be sewing it into the envelope as you sew the pieces together. Pin all three layers together and make sure the pom poms are facing inside your envelope.
  4. Flip envelope right side out and press.
  5. Hand sew 2" opening using a ladder stitch.
  6. Bring left and right sides (the pointed flaps on either side) together and tack with a couple of handstitches to secure. Bring bottom flap (the curved flap) up to meet the sides and tack as well. ​
  7. Straight stitch any outside trim to the envelope such as the side pom poms or scalloped ribbon.
  8. If you plan to have a buttonhole closure use your machine and buttonhole foot to create the correct sized hole on your top envelope flap, then hand sew your button to the bottom flap.
  9. If you plan to use a loop closure, cut your small trim or ribbon 2-3" (depending on your button size) and hand stitch it underneath the top flap. Hand sew your button to the bottom flap.

JOANN HACKS:
  • It is helpful to have a zipper foot when sewing your trim into the envelope flaps. It isn’t necessary but it allows you to get close to your edge and won’t get caught on the pom poms.
  • Take your time when sewing on the trims. Whether sewn on the inside or outside, go slow for clean stitches.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I could understand the pattern instructions and see why the pattern is not squared up - although squared up on 3 corners would also work - the 4th corner needs to be rounded for aesthetics. The pattern as is just has a bit of overlapping on the bottom and top flaps. I think that the pattern should note where to put the fringe so it displays properly - thus 4 stars. This is a cute gift idea. I used my embroidery machine to personalize it with the name of the recipient on the front of the envelope. It turned out really cute using the pattern as presented.
Date published: 2023-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from comments about project Thank you to all the comments about how this pattern really works. I thought it was a cute idea but seems like unless you think outside the box about this it is not worth trying. Love idea of using a real envelope as the pattern... I may try this and make a prototype!
Date published: 2023-01-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Instuctions I am an accomplished sewest and read the instructions just because I saw there were no pictures to help along with something rated a beginner project. Beginners don't have the visualization skills that those with some experience do. So what should have been as easy as making a pillow, turned into a puzzle for them. How many beginners know how to do buttonholes? All this type of thing will do will chase away our future sewists.
Date published: 2022-02-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from The fabric size is wrong In my experience making envelopes, this fabric piece needs to be a square for what the end product is showing in the picture. It should be 12x12; 10x10 etc to come out correctly. Try it using a square pattern and it works fine. I would recommend this only with corrections.
Date published: 2022-02-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ohhh No! This was a complete waste. Could not make sense of it at all.
Date published: 2022-02-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from PDF totally useless!!! I tried everything to enlarge the PDF to make this project. PDF is totally out of synch. I also had to open up a paper envelope the same finished size to make this project. JoAnn needs a third party to make their projects, blind, from the completed directions, to make sure the instructions are doable.
Date published: 2022-01-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ugh Pattern and instructions are off. Don't waste your time or fabric
Date published: 2021-02-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Accomplished nothing! Tried following directions and was completely confused! The pdf measurements were way off and I found out too late after cutting fabric. Nothing made sense! I should’ve followed directions for making paper envelopes which I’ve made before. All I have is 2 pieces of fabric that cannot be used to make any envelope! I’ll make fabric bookmarks instead!
Date published: 2021-01-30
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