The “I Dig You” Chocolate Bar Envelope
MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2011 | Comments: 9
A chocolate bar is wrapped in an embroidered paper bag envelope to make a sweet and thoughtful Valentine.
To make this, I cut out an 8.5" x 9" sheet from a brown paper grocery bag and folded into thirds.
I Created a pocket by stitching together the sides on the bottom two thirds of the folded paper.
To stitch the sides together, I marked out my stitch lines with pencil, pierced holes into the paper and stitched the sides shut with embroidery thread and a needle.
To create the message on the flap of the envelope, I wrote it out with pencil first –
– Then (using my needle) I pierced stitching holes into my design, gently erased the pencil marks and started embroidering.
I used a back stitch.
I punched a hole into the flap, threaded a 15" length of jute through the hole, wrapped it around the package and secured with a knot.