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Baby Keepsake Envelope

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Materials
  • Quilting cotton fabric:
  • Yellow: 2- 10 ½” x 13” (for embroidery and pocket lining)
  • Small alphabet print: 2- 8” x 13” (for flap)
  • Large alphabet print: 2- 10 ½” x 13” (for back outer pocket and pocket lining)
  • Stiff craft interfacing: 1- 7 ¼” x 13” for flap, 2- 10” x 12.25” for pocket sections
  • Sewing thread to coordinate with fabrics
  • Embroidery thread as stated in color sequence and to coordinate with the fabric colors
  • Cutaway stabilizer to fit hoop
  • Baby treasures of photos, locks of hair, certificates, etc.

  • Designs used in this project

    Final Product: What You Will Create

    Preface:
    This envelope is created in two sections and then sewn together. The fabric is embroidered first and then the outer flap added. The lining for this section is created next. The third section sewn is the back part of the pocket which is then sewn to the first pocket. This is a great project to use up some scraps left over from making baby clothes or quilts. You may want to create one for each year of a child’s life, using different embroidery designs that are age-appropriate, to keep treasure from each year neatly tucked away.


    Step 1:
    Gather the materials and read through the instructions before beginning. Print out a paper template of the design and color sequence. ½” seams are used throughout the project. 

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    Step 2:
    Press the fabrics well and then cut the pieces of fabric as indicated in the materials list. There will be 2 yellow, two large alphabet print in the larger sizes, and two of the small alphabet print in the smaller measurement. Quarter fold one piece of the yellow fabric to find the center. Hoop the fabric with a piece of cutaway stabilizer, centering the fabric. Load the design on the machine, rotating it if necessary.

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    Step 3:
    Center the needle over the center of the design. Remove the paper template and embroidery the design following the color sequence.

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    Step 4:
    Remove the fabric from the hoop; trim the stabilizer the same size as the fabric—it is left in this project. With right sides together, pin one of the flap pieces to the top of the embroidered piece. Next, with right sides together, pin the remaining flap piece to one piece of the large alphabet print (this section will form the lining for the embroidered envelope front section. At the machine, sew the seams for these sections—but, leave an opening for turning in the lining section seam.

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    Step 5:
    Press the seams. Now place the lining section right sides together with the embroidered section, matching the flap and pocket edges and seams. Sew all around the flap and pocket edges. Turn right side out through the seam opening, forming the corners well.

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    Step 6:
    Press the outer edges. Now take the remaining two pieces and sew them together, leavening an opening at the top for turning. This section forms the other part of the pocket. The pocket sections will be edge stitched together and then the craft interfacing pieces will be inserted through the openings.

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    Step 7:
    Complete the pocket by placing the lining side of the pocket sections together (the second pocket section lining is the yellow fabric). Pin and then edge stitch along the sides and bottom pocket edges; this makes the pocket complete. 

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    Step 8:
    Note: test fitting is needed for the craft stabilizer pieces—they may have to be cut down in small sections to get them to fit snuggly in the pocket and flap sections. The stabilizer should be placed so the seam allowances are to the lining side after the piece is inserted. Begin with the outer pocket piece (embroidered pocket section). Insert the stabilizer and then fold in, pin, and sew the seam allowances shut.

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    Step 9:
    Insert the second large piece of stabilizer into the other pocket section. Insert the smallest piece of craft stabilizer into the flap. Turn in the seam allowances and stitch the openings closed on these two sections. Fold the flap in place toward the back of the envelope and crease the fold well. 

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    Step 10:
    Gather treasures of photos, locks of hair, and other memorabilia of baby to tuck into the pocket and keep safe for years to come.

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    Meet The Author: Ramona Baird
    Ramona is a free-lance educator with many years of experience in the industry. She loves learning about new techniques and styles, and absolutely loves creating new and exciting projects for EmbroideryDesigns.com

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