Sew a Valentine Gift for Your Mini-Sweetheart

Go ahead and buy candy, but don’t neglect a handmade Valentine gift for your mini-sweethearts! There’s nothing more heartfelt than something you’ve made, so choose a project or three and start stitching. Your little ones will love what you make and appreciate the care you thread into every stitch!

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Heart Backpack

Be still my heart. This Heart Backpack from the Sew Much Ado blog is SO adorable! Abby, a gifted, professional pattern designer, created this charming hold-all for her sweet daughter. It’s a Valentine gift your mini-me is sure to love, too! Fully lined with adjustable straps, Abby’s excellent instructions will lead to a sturdy backpack usable for school or sleepover times.

Supplies include quilting cottons or home décor fabric along with interfacing, fusible fleece and a few other things on the detailed list. Abby generously linked a free pattern download in her post along with valuable instructions for zipper insertion. She uses a “tab end” method for the zipper that you can use for many other projects, too. When your pretty pack is done, you can fill it with a few surprises for shenanigans as Abby suggests! Click here for the Heart Backpack tutorial.

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Fabric Covered Notebook

A Fabric Covered Notebook is a fun, functional Valentine gift and Deby of So Sew Easy designed the perfect one! Whether you use a heart or an alternate shape, her patchwork design is a definite winner. Deby’s notebook is a great way to learn reverse applique and you’ll have a wonderful time choosing fabrics. You’ll create your own template and, following the marvelous instructions, stitch a cover that’s just right for your chosen notebook. A handy, appliqued pocket is hiding inside as a delightful surprise! Click here for the Fabric Covered Notebook tutorial.

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Heart in Hand Gloves

When I became a mother, my heart swiftly flew from my chest and landed firmly in the hands of my child.  So, what better to make our minis than Heart in Hand gloves as a Valentine gift! Elizabeth of Simple Simon and Co. designed this charming, quick project you can create from purchased gloves or mittens. She used felt and a little glue and thread that you may already have at home. Elizabeth’s directions include just three simple steps and a sweet printable you can include as a tag. So lovely and easy to stitch that you’ll need a pair, too! Click here for the Heart in Hand Glove tutorial.

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Ferdinand, a Frog Prince with Heart

If you’re going to make a softie, Abby of the While She Naps blog and podcast is a flawless guide! As a pattern designer and author, Abby creates fabulous, detailed instructions that are a joy to follow. You’ll love sewing Ferdinand with his hook-and-loop hands, golden crown and plush heart. He’s the perfect Valentine gift for any little (or big!) sweetheart in your life.

Abby provides downloadable pattern templates and a link if you’d like the pattern emailed to you as a PDF. The hints, tips and techniques she provides are clear and confidence inspiring. Tricks like pre-stuffing the limbs make Ferdinand a ribbey-great making pleasure. Beware though – softie sewing is definitely addictive! Click here for the Ferdinand Frog tutorial.

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