Simply Charming Travel Jewelry Envelope
I love to travel and I love to accessorize. I’m always challenged to find a way to get my jewelry in my suitcase, without taking up a lot of space. I created this soft, lightweight (an important feature when dealing with the cost of checking bags!), and very cute cozy to store my jewels when I travel. It is a snap to make and will keep your jewels warm and cozy. These would make great holiday gifts. Especially with a handmade bracelet tucked inside!
(1) 9 ” x 12” piece of felt
Scalloped Blade Rotary Cutter
Cousin Plated Silver Components (2949915 & 2949941)
Cousin Jewelry Basics Metal Charms (34708429
1. Using your rotary cutter, trim a decorative edge around all four sides of the felt
2. Fold the felt into thirds and finger press to make a crease.
3. Sew the ribbon onto the middle of the back of the felt envelope.
4. With a pencil, lightly draw a curved line on the front of your envelope, near the top edge. This will be the outline for your embroidered charm bracelet. Write the word “Charming” near your sketched bracelet.
5. Using a chain stitch, embroider along your pencil line. I used a metallic pink embroidery floss to give it the shine of jewelry. Embroidery the word “Charming” using a backstitch.
6. Sew charms onto your embroidered charm bracelet. If you are making a bracelet to go into the envelope as a gift, why not use the same charms?
7. Sew Silver Components onto the ends of your embroidered bracelet to represent the bracelet closure.
8. Pull the bottom third up and sew along the sides (1/4 inch) to create a pocket. Leave the top third unsewn-this will be your flap.
9. Slip in your jewels, fold over the top, tie the ribbon, and you are ready to go!
About Laura Bray:
Laura Bray is a designer, writer and lifestyle expert. She inspires creative women to live a life of balance & simplicity by sharing her modern twist on traditional home arts. Whether you stitch, cook, are raising children or just want to be a better housekeeper, you are sure to find great tips and tutorials on her blog at www.katydiddys.blogspot.com
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