materials (for 8 envelopes)
2 yards each of some nice silk fabric in contrasting colors. We used red and cream for our envelopes. Choose one for the outside and one for the lining.
1 spool of thread matching the exterior color
2 yards of fringe. We bought some beaded fringe that hung with black and red beads.
8 buttons or large beads. These are used to make the "button" on the envelope. Although ours are not made to fasten, it does add a nice finishing touch.
1 piece of heavy cardboard for template
Cut out your cardboard templates according to illustration (1). Place your fabrics on a flat surface, good sides together. Cut out 8 shapes from each template (A and B). You should have 8 pentagons and 8 rectangles of the two layered fabrics. (16 total pieces)