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Hello and welcome to a Year of Embroidered Envelopes. I came up with the idea when I was thinking how lovely it would be to have an advent calendar all year round! Initially I thought you could treat yourself each month with a small gift stashed away in the envelopes but having chatted to many Sewyeah Social Club Members I have realised there are So Many Things you can do with them.


Some ideas and suggestions I have had so far include ... keeping secrets, saving money, planning adventures, journalling, setting intentions, recording memories or simply stashing sweets.  To help with the planning adventures and journalling I have also created some exclusive notelets and cards for you to print out and are included in the download.


It would be so lovely to treat these envelopes and their contents - whatever they may be - as little Love Letters to Yourself, to create a year long keepsake and place for special mementos. 

It's a pretty mega project this month, there's 34 pages in the downloads. You could take your time over these envelopes and make one a month or make them all in one go and be fully prepared for the year ahead! 



For extra help and ideas there are two Instagram Live Make-A-longs saved in my feed...

Part 1

Part 2



You are purchasing a digital file and will have to buy your materials separately (or use ones from your stash). You can buy all your felt and embroidery threads from the lovely Nicole at Cloud Craft - a beautiful small business that stocks an amazing array of 100% wool felt.

Click this link to be taken to her online shop! (this is an affiliate link which means I will get a small percentage of your purchase cost as a thank you from Nicole for recommending her store - at no cost to you!)



You are purchasing 1  instant download ZIP file. Nothing will be sent in the post. You will receive instant access to the ZIP FIle link on payment, click the link and it will be saved into your downloads folder. Inside the ZIP file you will find three separate PDF's with all the information you need. 


DON'T FORGET - This download link will expire after 30 days. Please download your file before then so you don't lose it. (though you can always email me if this is the case and I can resend the link) 

Your PDF contains ...
Materials list

Detailed photography of the finished envelopes
Full-size templates for three different envelope styles, stamps and month wording

Written instructions, step by step photographs and helpful hints to complement the video tutorials
Embroidery stitch library

Exclusive stationery design for printing out

The PDF has been designed to be viewed or printed as A4. The template PDF is monochrome to save on ink when printing. These envelopes are designed to be a decoration and not a toy. As they are hand-sewn there may be small bits that could be pulled off by little fingers. Please keep out of reach of unaccompanied children.

This pattern and instructions are the work of Christine Leech (Sewyeah!) and is for personal, non-commercial use. Please no mass production selling at craft fairs or in your own online store. Small batches for sale at charity events are allowed but please credit Sewyeah!  Reselling, sharing or redistribution of any of the file content is strictly prohibited.


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