Step-by-step guide: How to fold an envelope
Envelopes are a staple in our daily lives, but sometimes we find ourselves without a pre-made envelope. Fear not, as folding your own envelope is a simple and easy process with just a few folds. Follow these steps to create your own neat and professional-looking envelopes:
- One sheet of paper, preferably A4 or letter-sized
- A ruler
- A pencil
- A bone folder (optional)
Step 1: Fold the bottom edge
Take your sheet of paper and fold the bottom edge up so that it meets the top edge. Make sure that the edges are aligned and crease the fold well with your fingers or a bone folder. This creates the bottom edge of your envelope.
Step 2: Make the side folds
Next, take the right and left edges and fold them towards the center crease, making sure the edges align with the center crease. Then, crease the fold well.
Step 3: Create the flap
Take the top edge and fold it down about one-third of the way towards the bottom edge. Crease this fold well and then take the flap created and fold it down towards the bottom edge. Crease this fold well too.
Step 4: Secure the flap
To secure the flap in place, add a bit of adhesive to the edges. You can use glue, double-sided tape, or a glue stick depending on your preference. Fold the envelope flap down and secure it in place.
Step 5: Address and send your envelope
Your envelope is now complete and ready to be addressed and sent off. Make sure to address your envelope neatly and accurately to ensure it reaches its intended destination.
With these simple steps, you can now create your own envelopes with ease. It’s a great way to add a personal touch to your correspondence, or to save a few pennies by making your own.