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cloth envelope free plans: how to make a
Cloth Envelope
Basic Description This cloth envelope is a welcome retreat from the ordinary. In the free plan below, we'll show you how to make an envelope that helps elevate a letter well above standard pieces of mail. The recipient will immediately know that there is something special inside. Use them to mail invitations, letters, poems or anything you want to send to someone that is important to you.
Materials Fabric, thread, Tyvek tear-resistant paper. A complete material list is provided below.
Tools Sewing machine (or sewing needle), scissors, measuring tape. A complete tool list is provided below.
Cost The plan itself is free! Estimated cost of materials: $1
Time 1 hour
Difficulty Easy
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the project plan begins here

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The first step involves acquiring the necessary materials and proper tools. It is best to get everything prepared and set-up before commencing because you become free to progress without unnecessary interruptions.
completed cloth envelope

Material List

Item Qty. Description
#1 1 durable fabric. A 11" x 11" (28 x 28cm) piece is enough for a standard sized envelope. See the design considerations section for more details.
#2 - sewing thread
#3 1 3 1/2" x 9" (9 x 23cm) piece of a tear-resistant Tyvek envelope, available at most office-supply stores
#4 - Spray adhesive (optional) if you will be gluing on the mailing label instead of sewing.

This project is remarkably simple if you have access to, and are familiar with a sewing machine. If not, you can perform the sewing by hand, but you will need a little more patience.

Tool List

sewing machine, or sewing needle
measuring tape

We recommend that you read through the entire plan and especially the design considerations section before acquiring/assembling all of the requisite tools and materials. There are several options with this project, and it is most prudent to be fully informed of them before making design decisions.

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