Felt Envelope Tutorial

How about another quick and easy felt project?
I kinda {love} working with felt.  How about you?
I’ve made felt birds, a felt tissue box cover and felt house ornaments
Anywho, today, let’s make:

Felt Envelopes

Super Easy and Fun Felt Envelopes with livelaughrowe.comLet’s grab our supplies and get this project under way!

Supplies for DIY Felt Envelopes:

Embroidery Floss
Envelope Template

First things first.  Do you have an envelope template?  If not, maybe you have an extra envelope lying around that you can disassemble and use it as your template.  Once you have that ready, let’s trace and cut.

Trace and Cut Felt for Felt Envelope

Fold in the lip on one side and then fold the larger flap over and pin.
>>> Repeat on the other side <<<
At this point, you could iron down your creases,  or
you can wait till after your gluing is done.  Totally up to you!
You will definitely want to iron the creases down though.

Fold and Pin the making of your Felt EnvelopeOkay, so if you’re thinking to yourself, “a glue gun wasn’t in the Supplies picture,” you’re right {smile}.  How you seal your folds is optional — fabric glue, glue gun, stitch, etc.  I chose the hot glue gun {a crafty girls best friend}!

Once you’ve glued the envelope closed — sew on a couple of buttons with your embroidery floss. After I finished sewing on my second button, I stitched a knot, then pulled the needle through between the button and the felt (not through a hole), so that it was still attached and could be used to wrap around the buttons for closure.  It was practically impossible to capture that on camera, so I hope that makes sense.  Once you’ve sewn on the buttons and your extra embroidery floss is in place for wrapping/closure, you’re DONE!  Yay!

Glue side flaps of envelopeFabulous Felt Envelopes with livelaughrowe.com...and the sky is the limit. Use for {love} notes.
Gift a lovely piece of jewelry.
Embellish the front with rolled flowers.
Make them Bigger -or- Make them Smaller.Embellish the Felt Envelopes with rolled felt or fabric flowersHappy Crafting!

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      • Luana says

        Hi Kelly,,

        Love, love, love your page!
        1 question: how thick should i buy the felt to make these envelopes?


        • says

          Hi Luana! I just buy the squares/sheets of felt that you can purchase at Micheal’s, JoAnn Fabrics and/or Hobby Lobby :) Hope that helps. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great weekend. HUGS.

    • says

      YAY! So glad you like these cuties :) You’re right — they will be fabulous to have, make or use around the holidays! Have a lovely week. xo, Kelly

  1. says

    O.M.G i love this tutprial! those envelopes are so cute! i want to make them now!! a trip to michael’s is in order this summer!! i love writing letters and notes so this a cute way to give to someone :)

  2. says

    Wow, so simple and so practical! I love felt projects and I’m a button collector – yap, I’m going to have fun trying out lots of colour combinations! Thank you so much for sharing the great tutorial :)

  3. says

    What a great project sweetie. This is something I can do with our grandchildren! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop Linky Party. I hope you have a wonderful weekend xo P.S. I’m having a party at Katherines Corner today and you are invited!

    • says

      Yay! So glad you like this easy and fun project… still hard to believe you’re a grandma. You look too young 😉 Have a fabulous week!!

    • says

      Thanks so much for visiting with me, Charlie!! They are a super easy project — and the skies the limit :) Have fun…and don’t be a stranger around here!! Hugs.

  4. says

    This is so cute! I wonder if you could actually mail them?? I bet you could! You might need a different closure to send in real mail though. I want to try it!

  5. says

    Yay Kelly!!! You are using my favorite sewing tool…. the glue gun!! haha!! LOVE the envelope!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Don’t forget to swing by this evening.. I can’t wait to see what you link up! :)

  6. says

    These are so cute!! Thanks for linking up to “Strut Your Stuff Saturday!” Hopefully we’ll see you tomorrow at 8pm MDT for this week’s party! :) -The Sisters


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