Posted by TheDocraftsTeam, 12 May, 2017
Create an envelope that stands out with this fabric clutch project. Stamp a sweet design and customise for a cute authentic effect.
1. Select a medium-weight white cotton fabric (such as a cotton drill) and cut two pieces to measure 24 x 38cm. Mark a horizontal line of craft tape 11cm and 16cm down, and vertically 1cm from each edge. Add more tape 1cm in from these and tape off areas diagonally. Paint through the gaps alternately with red and blue Santoro Fabric Paints.
2. In the top right-hand corner, print a stamp from the Create Christmas postage stamps set and stamp an address in the middle using Wedding Ever After 5 x 7" clear stamps. Leave to dry before continuing.
3. At the top of each side, measure 11cm down and mark the centre point along the top edge. Cut from the middle mark to the 11cm notches to make a triangle end. Pin both pieces together and stitch around the edges, leaving the ﬂ at end open. Turn through the right way and fold and pin the raw edges inwards. Topstitch around the edge, securing the gap closed as you do so. Fold over the straight end up to where the 11cm triangle starts. Stitch down each side to make an envelope shape.
4. Die cut various decorations, such as a felt ‘Air mail’ sticker, a metal sheet parenthesis and an adhesive canvas circle. Layer up and stick in place, along with a Create Christmas felt number. Secure your clutch closed with a magnetic popper; mark where each half should lie and adhere into place, folding the metal legs through the fabric.
Project and how-to instructions by Lorna Slessor. Project originally published in the January issue (78) of docrafts Creativity magazine.