Project: Money Envelopes
She asked me to make them, and I had her come over to pick out fabric from my small stash. She loved my gray prints, and had admired the brown. So I used the gray for the outside, and brown for the lining.
|So glad I found these online.|
|the fabrics, cut into 7 3/4 in squares|
I was lucky and had some interfacing already. It just gives the envelope a little more hold so it's not floppy. Although I found the instructions for the interfacing didn't work as well as just following my instinct. I got the interfacing on. Then I sewed an outside to an inside with a gap and snipped the corners. The original blog pattern has more detailed instructions.
|Squares sewn together. The knitting needle is to poke the corners out when I turn them right side out.|
|Turned right side out and ironed.|
It's pretty basic from here. Top stitch two opposite edges. Fold in half. Stitch the folded sides. You get a pile of rectangles that open on one end.
|See? It fits!|
I had some iron on sheets that I realized would work for labels. She can write on them with a permanent marker. I also added a little snap in the middle of the opening, so she doesn't have cash falling out.
I should have gotten a pic of her with them. She was super excited when I gave them to her this afternoon.
I have a couple more projects lined up: A nursing cover, and adding some shiny to a dress. Let's see if I can remember to get pics of them as well!