(Closed) Envelope liners… Made of fabric?

posted 7 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper

i didnt use fabric, but wanted to say that i totally get the “everything” stage in the planning. good luck!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Sorry you are feeling pressure to get things done. I just finished my girls gowns; those were what were pressuring me. Now I am on to a few finishing touches. I only have one more vendor to book; the bar service. That can’t be booked until January. I also have a few DIY things to complete, but nothing big. The next thing on my list is addressing and tying up the invitations.

I think some fabric would work well for envelope liners. I suggest getting a sample of the fabric that you like and also get some heavy starch. Spray the heck out of the sample, iron the starch in or hand to dry and then cut your liners with pinking sheers, so the fabric doesn’t fray. You could also use fray check, but that is really messy; at least for me.

Cotton, muslin, or upholstery/decorator fabric would probably work best.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think that fabric is going to be really tough – The edges may fray and I’m not sure what kind of adhesive you would use.

We used scrapbook paper and were able to fit 4 liners to a 12×12 page. We bought the scrapbook paper on sale for 5 sheets for $1 at Joann’s Fabric. We only spent $5 dollars on the liners, for 100 envelopes, plus some scrapbook tape-roller thing. It took about 2 hours to cut them, and about another 2 hours to tape them down. By far it was the most affordable and easy project so far.

(BTW – we are also doing yellow and grey! Except our invites are grey, with yellow envelopes and grey liners). 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Fabric is not going to be easy to work with as a liner, and will add quite a bit of weight n bulk to each envelope. Have you looked at gift wrap paper? Because that would make excellent liners and they usually have lots of different colors depending on what section of the gift store you go to.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I found scrapbook paper that I liked and used that.  Keep in mind that a lot of fabrics are heavier than paper, so the postage will be higher.  I hate to say this… but I lined all of my envelopes and only 2 people commented on it (and I think one of the people was my mom).  Most people just threw them away without a second though.  Just something to consider when you decide how much time/money you want to invest is something.

You’re invites are adorable!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Calgary Opera Centre

I think the paper vs. fabric weight battle really depends on what paper and what fabric. Chiffon = light. Patterned scrapbooking cardstock = heavy. Now, how you would get chiffon to behave enough to actually line an envelope is a mystery to me though. 🙂

Have you tried weighing a piece of fabric, vs a piece of paper?

I second the wrapping paper suggestion, wrapping paper is much lighter than your average scrapbook paper.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

you probably have already done your liners by now–but i took my fabric to kinkos and copied it on the copy machine and made my liners and they look AWESOME!!!

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