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Pretend Play – Mail Set

My mom made this pretend play mail set for B. It contains 8 envelopes, 8 messages, 8 address labels, and 8 stamps all hand sewn on felt.

pretend play mail set

I love it because of the hours of pretend play he will have with it and my hope is he will start to recognize different names in our family and different words/sentiments. B loves it because there are so many choices and he likes to put things in and take things out of the envelopes.

I wanted to show off this mail set because I wanted to brag about my mom for a minute but also because for other sewers out there, she said it was a very simple project with easy stitches and my thought was you could make your own. If you are like me and yours wouldn’t turn out like this, you could make a pretend mail set out of paper, stickers for stamps, envelopes, and cardstock messages.


Friday 7th of December 2012

I did a random search to get ideas for a mail set I want to make for my friend's daughter and I'm so happy I came across your post. I love it's simplicity and the fact I could probably sew it all by hand (my in laws live out of state so a perfect car ride project!) My creative wheels are turning. Thanks for posting!



Tuesday 6th of September 2011



Monday 29th of March 2010

I love this idea! I can't wait to try it out for my guys!


Saturday 27th of March 2010

What a wonderful gift for a child :) It will not only inspire imaginative play but also how much will he love opening and closing them and putting things in them - we all know how much kids enjoy that!


Friday 26th of March 2010

How cute! I am going to have to make these soon!