Oh how I love Trader Joe's ... not only for the fabulous food they sell, but also for the hardy brown paper bags you get when you forget to bring your own reusable bags.
My Husband is in Japan and so it was a craft night tonight ... Check out my brown bag and linen envelopes!
What a great gift they make, all tied up with matching cards.
Some are very simple with just a few free motion stitched scallops ...
All have a bit of linen and ledger paper stitched to them ...
One has with a stitched heart ...
And one has a flower and few dots ...
This envelope is addressed and ready to be mailed ...
And they all have a tiny bit of free motion doodling on the back flap!
Here's what I did:
Cut down the side of a hardy brown paper bag.
Using a craft knife, carefully open up an envelope.
And then trace the envelope to the inside of the paper bag.
Using a ruler and a stylus, score the fold lines.
Cut a small panel of linen and ledger paper and glue to the envelope using a fabric glue stick.
Next, free motion stitch around the linen and ledger paper, then add the scallops.
Next, glue the envelope together.
Oh, and don't forget the back ... add a little free motion doodle to the back flap.
Happy Gift Giving!