Hi everyone! Sara here from Made by Sara blog for my monthly project. Valentines is just around the corner so I thought I would share a quick tutorial on how to make these cute cutout/see-through heart shaped pouches. You can use them for candies, small trinkets or love notes.
What you’ll need:
- Clear vinyl
- Hole punch (or snaps)
How to make this Valentine’s gift pouch:
1- Cut 2 4 inches x 4 inches squares of felt.
2- Fold one of the squares in half. Draw a half heart. Cut.
Tip: If you feel you can’t draw then just print a heart shape (there’s plenty on the web) and use it as a template.
3- Cut a 4 inches x 4 inches square of clear vinyl.
4- Sew the cut out square piece and the clear vinyl square together around the heart shape. Go slowly but don’t worry if it’s not perfect.
5- Sew together both felt pieces on three sides, close to the edge.
6- Punch two holes through all three layers on the top (not sewn) edge, about 1 inch from the sides.
7- Pick a ribbon and cut a strip of 15”. Tie it through both holes.
8- You can use up the cut out heart to make a cute name tag! Just punch a hole on one side and tie it to the ribbon with a knot.
Here’s a few more tips:
- Use your gift recipient’s favorite color when you pick the felt to make it more personalized.
- Set your machine with a decorative stitch when you sew all around the pouch.
- Add some embellishments to the felt parts: buttons, sequins, etc.
- You can also close the pouch with one or two snaps if you don’t have a hole puncher.
This is so easy and so quick that you can make a dozen in no time! And it makes such a cute pouch for your Valentine’s gift. Kids (and grown-ups too, why not) will love it!
Please share with us your Valentine’s gift pouches over Peek-a-Boo’s Facebook group!