Wow! You guys are incredible. After this post, I received emails from you saying that you, too, have heard of Dave Ramsey and are participating in some form of Financial Peace University. Then I received a few emails wanting to know how I made my envelopes, so here you go! Hope this helps.
Start out by cutting out two pieces of fabric measuring 7 3/4 inches by 7 3/4 inches. It's a perfect square.
I thought this ice cream fabric would make a great envelope for groceries. What do you think? The inside will be the red with white polka dots, while the ice cream pattern will be on the outside.
We don't want a flimsy envelope, so to add a little stiffness to the envelope I also cut one piece of heavyweight interfacing.
Place your two fabric pieces right sides together and begin sewing around the outside edge. I like to make up my own seam allowances by using my presser foot of as a guide. It works well for this purpose.
Here is the inside (or back) of the envelope. Notice on the left side there is still a small opening from where the envelope was turned. You can hand sew that little hole shut, or, if you're lazy, like I am just leave it. It will get sewn later. ;)