I plan to sew tomorrow what Nick shops. I don't think we'll have a tree skirt for Xmas day. But today I have made seven recyclable money / voucher wallets.
I saw something online over the last couple of days which used sticky back plastic. Yesterday I purchased some Bondaweb and have sandwiched two different red fabrics together. Then I cut out a 7 x 9" rectangle with a triangle on the top which was two and a half inches from the top of the rectangle.
Then I pressed the flap of the envelope down with the iron and then brought the base of the rectangle up to meet the flap.
Once pressed I sewed the two sides down, however for the poppy wallets I started on the right hand side sewed down turned round and then went back up and then sewed a quarter inch seam around the wallet flap and down the other side.
A decoration was stuck or sewn to the flap of the wallet and then a Velcro dot stuck under the button to secure the wallet.
These are perfect for using for giving, money, vouchers, CDs and DVDs and then you can recycle them another time.