Candy is dandy, but handmade Valentine sews are oh-so-much better! Surprise your littles with a few heartfelt gifts from you and your sewing machine this year. You’ll save on the dental bills and stitch Valentine memories that will last all year!
Scrappy Heart Zip Pouch
Got scraps? Grab a dozen and stitch up a darling little pouch designed by Samantha for the Sew Mama Sew blog. You’ll also need a zipper and a few other fabrics and supplies. Samantha has a wonderful method for using scraps that you’ll love for future stash busting. This little pouch with it’s embellished heart and no-turn straps is a total delight. Be sure to plan one for yourself, too! Click here for the Scrappy Heart Zip Pouch tutorial.
Felt Valentine Envelopes
These itty-bitty envelopes designed by Amy for the Polkadot Chair blog are quick to stitch and fun to fill! Amy had a wonderful time embellishing these Valentine sews and includes ideas and tips for you, too. Make them lined, unlined, functional or non-fillable. Create a wall hanging, frame them with a hoop or use them on their own. They’re adorable, sweet and just screaming for personalization! Click here for the Felt Valentine Envelopes tutorial.
Felt Pocket Kitty
Whether you make these Valentine sews a hand or machine project, wee Kitties will be your little’s new best friends. They’re quick, easy and fun to stitch and travel perfectly in a child’s pocket. Kitty designer, Stephanie of the Swoodson Says blog loves to stitch these up in soft, yummy wool felt. You may want to try thrifted or out-grown sweaters for your tiny feline, too. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, Kitty’s face and nose are heart-shaped and sweetly embroidered. Click here for the Felt Pocket Kitty tutorial.
Valentine Dump Truck Applique
Back on Swoodson Says, Stephanie also designed a quick fusible applique for her dump truck loving son! Stephanie’s tutorial outlines excellent instructions for the applique. Plus she offers great suggestions beyond the cute t-shirt she made. You’ll create a truckload of joy with these terrific Valentine sews and be inspired for other seasons, too! Click here for the Valentine Dump Truck Applique tutorial.
Embroidered Scandinavian Heart
Traditionally used at Christmas time, these gorgeous hearts are perfect Valentine sews for a special little one! Offered on Bernina’s We All Sew blog, designer Charlotte’s instructions are detailed and marvelous to follow. Stitched from red and white satin, her directions are given section by section to help you keep things in order. Choose a V-Day appropriate decorative stitch to add to the strips before the weaving begins and enjoy following Charlotte’s clear directions and problem-solving tips! Click here for the Embroidered Scandinavian Heart tutorial.
Love on the Line Piping Embellishment
You’re going to LOVE this!! Jessica of The Sewing Rabbit blog created a tutorial that will make this beautiful piping embellishment easy and gorgeous. Using Jessica’s clear, encouraging and easy-to-follow instructions, you’ll want to make a sample first to get your stitch length, width and tension just right. Her tips for stitching and placement make this a technique you’ll enjoy using all year round! Click here for the Piping Embellishment tutorial.
Denim Heart Zip Pouch
After Vicky of Vicky Meyers Creations experimented with shibori dyeing, she needed a project to show it off. The resulting denim pouch Valentine sews are beautiful and just right for your little’s pencils, treats and other treasures. Try your own shibori dyeing with upcycled denim or purchase prints or batiks for the applique hearts. Vicky includes instructions for raw edge applique and reverse applique so you can choose the look you want. Finish your heart pouch with embellishments of your choice or let your fabrics stand on their own. And, don’t forget a matching or contrasting Coats zipper! Click here for the Denim Heart Zip Pouch tutorial.
Valentine’s Day Fleece Hat
Adorable is the only way to describe these scrumptious Valentine sews designed to keep your littles warm and cozy. Created by Denise for the DIY Crush blog, they’re quick to stitch and require just a small amount of fleece. While Denise kept her hats simple, the hem is a great spot to showcase a decorative stitch or a bit of embroidery. The tutorial refers to, but neglects to link a helpful step-by step YouTube video – so I found it for you! Click here for the Valentine’s Day Fleece Hat tutorial, then click here for the YouTube video.