Saturday, March 05, 2011
Upcycled Knitting Envelope Tutorial
I'm really excited about this tutorial I put together, I've had this idea in my head for months but just recently dug out my stack of vintage knitting magazines and got to work! Aren't these envelopes cute?
These fun upcycled knitting envelopes are fun and easy to make! I hope you guys enjoy this tutorial!
Step 1: Gather vintage knitting magazines. Or any magazines for that matter, it's up to you! Mine were mostly found at yard sales, and thrift stores are a good place to hunt too.
Step 2: Find an envelope to use as a template. Carefully take the envelope apart so you can use it to trace new envelopes onto your magazine pages. Free envelope templates can also be found online if you don't have an envelope to use, here's just one page of free temples. Be sure that your envelope template is not larger than a standard magazine page when laid flat.
Step 3: Lay your template down on a page and trace your shape on the wrong side of the page you want to use. This way, if you slip with your pen or pencil, your oopsie will be on the back and not the front of your envelope.
Step 4: Cut out your envelope, fold and make sure everything lines up correctly. Using either a liquid glue or gluestick, glue the bottom flap to the side flaps, it helps to use a premade envelope to use as reference if you have trouble visualizing how your envelope should come together.
Step 5: Let your envelope dry and enjoy! If you're going to mail your envelope, you may wish to make it double layered for firmness. To do this, just trace 2 envelopes and glue them together and fold as usual. To seal, either use tape or glue strips.