Jewelry Envelope
9.12.2016

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This week’s Gifty Galore 2016 project truly is fast and fun. Of course, I had to make it a little more challenging by fussy cutting.

I’m a cat person through and through and fell in love with these little guys in the From Porto With Love collection by Sarah Watts for Cotton + Steel.

Sushi's Antiques (Indigo)

I chose to feature one of the cute cats on the back and he fit purrfectly!

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The lining fabric is from our new collection, Winter Rhapsody and coordinated beautifully.

Sparkles (Bluebird)

In order to make sure the kitty would fit I copied the template from the book, glued it onto a manila file folder and cut it out. Then I cut out a “window” leaving a 1/4 inch around the edges to represent my seam allowance. After that, it was only a matter of moving the template around until I found what I liked making sure it fit between the fold lines.

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Fusible Fleece gives the whole thing a bit of body. The only hand sewing on this was to close the opening after turning the project right side out. I chose to add a decorative snap I had left over from another project as the finishing touch. You could make several of these in a day, making them great for last minute gift giving—they would be great as a stocking stuffer with a little something tucked inside.

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Besides keeping your jewelry safe they also can be used to hold gift cards, business cards, or even credit cards when you don’t want to take your whole wallet.

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I hope you’re inspired to give these a try.  Happy sewing!


10 comments

  1. Linda Froggie - September 12, 2016

    Cute bag, Laraine! I will try and make one this week. I love your kitty. Sis in law would love it too.
    ~Hopppy Quilting~

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    • Laraine - September 13, 2016

      Thanks Froggie. Post a picture when you’re done.

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  2. Kathleen - September 12, 2016

    These are cute! I’ve been wanting to make something like this for my sister-in-law to hold her tea packets. I wonder if this would be a good size for that.

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    • Laraine - September 13, 2016

      Hi Kathleen,

      I just tried to fit a Stash tea bag in and it is too tall but you could certainly modify the pattern by just making it longer and figure out where you want it to fold. It’s a cute idea.

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      • Kathleen - September 13, 2016

        Oh thanks for checking on that for me. I scanned the template and then enlarged it bit by bit and I think at 120% it should hold a couple tea bags and still fit in a purse nicely. I’ll give it a whirl!

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        • Laraine - September 13, 2016

          No problem and good luck! Would love to see a picture of how it came out in the Gifty forum on Quilt With Us

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          • Kathleen - September 13, 2016

            Laraine – I posted my little tea pouch today in case you want to take a look. I love how it came out. Too bad I’m giving it away!! lol!

        • Laraine - September 14, 2016

          Oh, it came out so cute! I like your idea about top stitching to close the opening too. Anytime I can avoid hand stitching is a good thing! And you can always make another one to keep for you!
          (I couldn’t “reply” to your last comment so did it here)

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  3. Ann - September 13, 2016

    Great fussy cutting! The template idea worked well. Pretty fabric and cute snap too.

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    • Laraine - September 13, 2016

      Thanks Ann! I’m thinking of trying to get kitty faces to show on the front flap next time.

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