Each year I try to come up with something unique and personal to send my mom on Mother’s Day. She love’s handwritten letters, so why not add a custom monogrammed envelope that she can keep the letters or use for something else – maybe to hold makeup or coupons. Something small she can carry that will remind her how special she is to all of us kids ♥ This project is very easy and only takes about 30 minutes (even faster if you are on the Brother Entrepreneur 10-needle)
- Fabric 1 (solid colored) cut 1: 14” by 17”
- Fabric 2 (printed fabric for the lining) cut 1: 10” by 13”
- Fabric 3 (applique fabric) cut 1: 7” by 5”
- Sticky Back Medium Weight Tearaway Stabilizer cut 1: 7” by 5”
- Rayon Embroidery Thread
- Universal Polyester Thread
- Quilt Batting cut 1: 14” by 17”
- ENVELOPE PATTERN ANGELA WOLF.pdf
- THE Dream Machine
- Scanning Mat
- 12” by 8” hoop or larger
- Print off the Envelope Pattern. Lay out the pattern on the scanning mat with the magnets out to each side.
- Click on MY DESIGN CENTER.
- Scan in the envelope pattern as line drawing. Slide in the red arrows to cut off the magnets. Click OK and then SAVE the design to the machine.
- Click on the ERASER icon. Erase an area about 3” wide along the bottom center edge.
- Turn this design into an EMBROIDERY design: change the outline stitch to a triple stitch and once the design is in the Embroidery section, SAVE to the machine.
- Click on the HOME icon and go back to MY DESIGN CENTER. Go to the memory and open the original envelope pattern. Click on the BUCKET FILL icon, choose a stippling design of your choice, choose a color, and touch inside the envelope pattern.
- Turn the design into an embroidery design. Click on ADD. Click on the SHAPE 4 icon on the right side. Click on the SHAPE 04. Click on OVAL 010.
- Click on EDIT and the turn the oval into an APPLIQUÉ.
- Slide the design to the upper area on the design, take care to keep the oval away from the edges of the design.
Add the Monogram
- Click ADD. Click on the font or your choosing. Click on the capital letter “M”, change to lower case letters “o” and “m”.
- The text will show up in the center of the screen, slide the text to the top of the screen within the oval. Click on EDIT and ROTATE; rotate the text 180 degrees (upside down). Then click on SIZE and decrease the size so it fits into the oval with some space between the letters and the applique stitches. Now the letters are set.
- The last thing is to add the outline of the envelope with the opening at the bottom. Click ADD. Find the outline you saved earlier.
- We are ready to embroider! Hoop Fabric 1 and batting.
- Embroider the stippling or fill; this should be the first item on the screen.
- You can see the outline from the stippling, looks pretty good!
- SKIP the next 2 designs: the first outline of the envelope and the first oval (we just want to embroider the appliqué steps).
- Prepare the appliqué FABRIC #3 by sticking the stabilizer to the wrong side of the fabric.
- Embroider the appliqué placement line.
- Place the fabric down and embroidery the 2nd oval in the appliqué. Trim around the oval.
- Embroider the appliqué outline and letters.
Enclosing the Envelope
- Place the printed FABRIC #2 face down on top of the embroidery.
- Embroidery the last step, the envelope outline. When the embroidery is finished, remove the fabric from the hoop and trip around the envelope design, leaving a ¼” seam allowance.
- Turn the fabric right side out, through the little hole in the bottom. Press.
- Stitch along the edge the envelope, closing the opening at the bottom.
- Fold the bottom edge up 1 ½” as shown. Press. Stitch each side.
- That’s it! Fold over the top and press. Feel free to add a snap, button, or hook-and-loop fastener if you want the envelope to stay closed. I am just going to press it and leave it like this.
- Cut card stock 5” by 4” (or get creative and use the Brother ScanNcut to cut a decorative border).
This envelope is a cute idea for any gift, now I just need to add the personal note ♥
Let me know what you think and be sure to share photos of your embroidered envelope. #brothersews #angelawolf
Happy Mother’s Day!