This was a really fun quiet page to do. One of the ancestors was a mailwoman for a few years, so this was a pretty easy page to create for the occupations. There are several people out there who have some amazing mail pages — but my printer was broken at the time, so rather than printing out and copying someone else’s pattern, I just made my own. It turned out to be really fun.
To create the envelopes:
Cut out the pattern. Sew the Velcro onto the appropriate parts. Sew the Stamp and some “writing” onto the side that will be the front of the envelope. Then, sew the side seams of the envelope.
For the letters:
Sew a fun zig zag stitch (or if your machine does letters — or if you want to take the time to embroider letters) onto one side of the letters. Then sew the other piece of felt together.
For the Mailbox:
Applique the post onto the page. Sew the letters “Mail” onto the box part. Sew the flag together, and attach it to the box with a button. Then, applique the entire box onto the page (leaving an opening on the side toward the real mail box opening). Next, sew two pieces of the felt together for the opening part. At the top, sew a piece of ribbon to make a loop. Sew this onto the page at the bottom (so it can open and close). Then, add the button to the top so it will stay closed.
Click here for the pattern I created.