Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Writing Case.....Sewn Project

 I have been asked how I made this Writing Case that I am giving to a friend for her birthday
The only way I could think to explain it was by writing a blog about it. So here goes.
 This is what you will need - A piece of A4 card, two A5 envelopes and a little envelope to hold the stamps.

 Fold the card in half
 If you look at the case I made you can see I have machine stitched round the edges, don't worry if you haven't got a machine either leave it blank or hand draw stitch marks round it.
 Stick the flap down on one A5 envelope turn it sideways and cut about 2" off the top.
Cut a piece off the small one for the stamps.
 With the second A5 envelope cut the flap off the top then cut the envelope down the middle.
Next slip the two pieces into each other making it wide enough to hold your stationery. Then glue it at the front and back so that you have a pocket.
 Using double sided tape or glue attach the envelopes to the inside of the A4 card
 Decorate the front cover anyway you like.  I used a postcard of my own work but you could paint on it, make a collage, its upto you, make it personal.  Then fill it with stationery and add a ribbon to the back to tie round. 
Hope you got all that !!!

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  1. This looks great Lynn and such a great idea. thanks for sharing the tutorial on it and happy WOYWW
    x catherine

  2. What fab tutorial and ace gift might even be able to mange this myself have great week Andrea #42

  3. This really is a beautiful gift!!!!

  4. It is beautiful - your friend will be delighted - and thanks for the tutorial! Happy woyww and a hug from Holland. Marit #76

  5. Beautiful - what an awesome gift :-)
    Thanks for letting me see this :-D


    IKE in Greece #75 xxxx

  6. That's a really good idea and makes it a great gift! Thanks for the tutorial too :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 33 xx

  7. What a great idea. Beautifully done, Lynn.

  8. What a gorgeous gift. Thanks for the tutorial too. Will have to have a go at this.
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax #58

  9. It's lovely, Lyn - well done. A really great idea for a gift.
    Have a great week.
    Margaret #61

  10. Hey! That's not complicated at all. I thought for sure there was much more to it than that. I love how you personalized yours with the stitching and the collage. Thanks for sharing how it was made.

  11. Gorgeous! Can I be your friend too? MMx #48

  12. Beautiful, I am sure you friend loves it! helen, 14

  13. This is a lovely gift idea, I love the ribbon. Lx

  14. lovely idea, thanks for sharing, Donna #54

  15. What a great idea, thank you for the tutorial

  16. Perfect tut Lynn :D Thank you so much for sharing it :D xx

  17. Lovely project, many thanks for the tutorial. Hugs. Pam#34

  18. Excellent tutorial Lynn and love the finished writing case, beautifully made and decorated. Hugs, Anne x