With Valentine's Day drawing near, it's a good opportunity to use the piles of felt and burlap I have in my craft area. I've discovered that I L-O-V-E crafting with felt. There are so many possibilities with a piece of felt, a needle, and thread. This happens to be a cute little Valentine craft that would probably have been easier to make with a fabric like muslin or even a pretty cotton print. But I tend to go for the challenge, and sewing burlap together is definitely a challenge…possibly a bit messy. It does lead to a pretty cute Valentine, though.
Keep reading to find out how to make your own Heart Pouch Valentines. You'll even find a printable template for the heart shapes.
- Burlap or fabric of choice
- Heart template (provided below)
- Cutting mat
- Craft knife
- Fabric or permanent marker
- Embroidery floss
- Valentine candy of choice
This is actually a really simple project, though as mentioned above, burlap is quite challenging to work with (and a little messy). The first step is to print the heart template provided here. Just right click to download, save, and print.
Once you've printed the template, cut out the heart shapes with a craft knife. Place 2 large heart shapes on burlap and 2 mini heart shapes on felt. Trace around shapes with a fabric marker… or, if you're like me and grabbed the nearest marker you could find… a permanent marker. Cut out each heart shape with scissors.
Now it's probably easier to sew your felt hearts onto one of your burlap hearts before actually sewing your burlap hearts together. But once again, I must like a challenge because I sewed the burlap hearts together first, not thinking. I'm definitely not perfect when it comes to crafting, but let's face it… Crafting feeds my soul.
Sewing the burlap hearts together will be the biggest challenge, unless of course, you choose to go with a different sort of fabric. Burlap just has so much character; I love using it for different types of crafts. Use a simple over stitch to sew the burlap hearts together, creating a tiny pouch. You'll want to both start and end 3/4 of the way up the side of the hearts, so you leave a big enough opening for the hearts to form a pouch.Then just use an over stitch to sew the felt mini hearts onto the front of the heart pouch.
And that's all there is to it. It does require just a bit of hand sewing, but sewing can be so relaxing.