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Marissa

An idea for you: in the past I have used iron-on interfacing to back cotton quilting fabric with another fabric, and then used the double-layered fabric to fold into a Chinese takeout container. I think this would also work for the envelopes, and would have the benefit of still feeling like fabric. I'd recommend ironing larger pieces of fabric together, and then cutting the envelope template shape out of that. Bonus: it shouldn't fray!

Valerie

I'd be curious to see how these look and feel, since it sounds like the fabric is just slathered with Mod Podge. Wouldn't it be kind of shiny and plastic-y to the touch?

In addition to Marissa's suggestion of using interfacing, they also make "fabric stiffener," so I wonder if that might also work better than the Mod Podge route.

Jen B

These are cool. I'd also be curious as to whether a stamp would stay affixed.

Estela

i love this idea to send valentine cards, later the envelope can also be used as a pouch if it gets sewn at the seams to be stronger!

margaret

These are beautiful! Sometimes I buy a swatch of fabric because I like it so much, even though I can't sew. I agree, if it doesn't feel like fabric than what is the point?

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