Fabric Lined Envelopes

Posted on December 30, 2012
Hi, Everyone! I don’t know about you, but even though I open, read and write lots of emails every week, I still love to send and receive handwritten letters and cards in the mail. There is just something about opening your mailbox and finding a letter that a friend took the time to write to you. Maybe it’s because I’ve lived in different countries and have always had friends and family in different places to write to, or maybe I’m just a little old-fashioned with this! I can never resist buying a nice pack of greeting cards, or a pretty stationery box and have a whole drawer full of them. It’s also fun to make your own stationery, so today I’m sharing my Fabric Lined Envelopes with you! These are so fun to make, and I love the vintage look to them. It’s a really simple way to make a plain envelope a little fancier and more fun. Here’s how you can make your own…
Cotton fabric (pattern of your choice)
Glue stick or a fine-tip glue pen

All you need to do to is cut your fabric to the right size by measuring the size of the envelope and then adding the triangle part to it at the top. Draw the shape onto your fabric, then cut it out. Slide it into your envelope, and create a crease where you would fold the envelope. Place a little bit of glue along the edges of the fabric and press down to make sure it is stuck on well.

You could use these to send little love notes for Valentine’s day, for party invitations (you could make them a little more fun by sending everyone the same invitation but giving everyone a different envelope) or just for a letter to a friend. You can use different kinds of fabric for different occasions, or just use scrapbook paper if you don’t have any fabric (I just thought the fabric added to the vintage look).

Happy Crafting, Everyone!

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  • Katie @ My Darling Days December 30, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    how fun! adds such a nice little touch 🙂

    • Maria December 30, 2012 at 3:19 pm

      Thanks, Katie! :o)

  • Leslie December 30, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    This just may be one of the sweetest ideas I’ve seen! I want to try it out as one of my January projects!!

    • Maria December 30, 2012 at 8:46 pm

      Aww thanks, Leslie! I love sending cards and letters and always try to make them a little extra special! Hope you have a great end of this year, and a great beginning of the new one! :o)

  • Ann December 30, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    What a clever idea. Like you, I love envelopes and stationery. I have tons of both around and much of it could use a special touch like this. It’s also a great way for me to use up my fabric scraps. Thanks for sharing!

    • Maria December 30, 2012 at 11:23 pm

      Thanks, Ann! Glad you liked the idea! And yes, it’s the perfect way to use all those fabric scraps! Thanks for stopping by, Happy New Year to you!

  • Barb Brookbank December 31, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    I love this so much!

    • Maria January 1, 2013 at 11:06 pm

      Thank you, Barb!

  • Bethany Lee January 1, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    These are so pretty! They’d be so fun to open because of the “pop” of color and pattern on the inside. 🙂 Happy New Year!

    • Maria January 1, 2013 at 11:06 pm

      Thanks so much, Bethany!

  • Sherry January 2, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    These are beautiful Maria! A special treat for the mailbox. Have a Happy New Year!

    • Maria January 2, 2013 at 10:11 pm

      Thanks so much, Sherry!

  • Kim @ Savvy Southern Style January 2, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    These are so pretty and unique. Thanks for sharing at wow.

    • Maria January 2, 2013 at 10:12 pm

      Thanks so much, Kim!

  • srpprcrftr January 3, 2013 at 2:10 am

    Those are so pretty and old fashioned, may I say? Love them. What a great personal idea to make somebody receiving your card or letter feel special. Looks pretty quick and inexpensive. Won’t take much fabric or could use paper also. So glad I found your post. I’ll be a new subscriber over from Under the table and dreaming. happy 2013

    • Maria January 3, 2013 at 11:02 am

      Thanks so much!

  • K Coake January 3, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    So pretty!

    • Maria January 3, 2013 at 11:42 pm


  • Kate January 4, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    You’re so clever! Thanks for sharing this lovely idea.

    • Maria January 9, 2013 at 1:57 pm

      Thanks so much, Kate! Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!

  • Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate January 4, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    These are so lovely! I wouldn’t have the heart to give them away! LOL!

    • Maria January 9, 2013 at 1:57 pm

      Thanks so much, Jenny!

  • Sassy Southern Lady January 8, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    I love them. I will have to try these. Valentines day would be perfect.

    • Maria January 9, 2013 at 1:58 pm

      Thanks so much! Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!

  • Yvonne @ StoneGable January 9, 2013 at 11:56 am

    How lovely! What a great accent to a plain envelope. You chose such pretty fabric!!! I’m a new follower!
    Please join TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS, my weekly DYI linky going live tonight at 8:00. Hope to see you and your pretty envelopes there!

    • Maria January 9, 2013 at 1:58 pm

      Thanks so much, and thanks for the invite! Hope you have a great week!

  • Bigmamabax February 12, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Hello, Shop girl. Love these pretty envelopes and will make some very soon. Thanks for the wonderful idea.

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  • Chandra February 7, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    I like this idea. I haven’t seen cloth-lined envelopes and while searching for them, I came across your post. Very nice!
    Peace 🙂

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