This week’s Iron Craft challenge was to make something for someone you love. I had been making some crocheted hearts (from this super simple pattern from Repeat Crafter Me; it’s not her fault mine all came out different sizes) but I wasn’t quite sure what to do with them.
Then I decided, since there are three of them and they are all different sizes, just like the number of members of our family, that I would like to give them to the girl. I thought it would be cute if she had a way to store them and carry them around, take them to school as a reminder that we love her all day long.
So I made a little felt envelope to put the hearts in.
This is a really easy project, especially if you’re comfortable with embroidery. You could, of course, make it completely no-sew by just using fabric glue, but the embroidery ups the cuteness factor quite a lot and it does not by any means have to be perfect. That’s part of the charm, in fact.
What You’ll Need
- Scraps of felt (I used hot pink for the envelope, and tiny bits of cream and red for embellishments)
- Fabric glue
- Embroidery floss (I used pink and lavender) and needle
- Stick-on Velcro patches (or a button if you want to get fancy)
- Things to put in your envelope
- Decide how big you want your envelope to be. Based on the size of my hearts I went for about 5 inches wide and 10 inches long.
- Fold the piece into thirds. The bottom part will be the envelope and the top the flap. Cut the top third into a triangle shape so it looks like an envelope.
- Decide on your embellishments. I made a stamp with a heart shaped glued to it and embroidered the girl’s name on a piece of felt. I used fabric glue to glue the stamp and label to the envelope, then sewed them in place.
- Fold the envelope again and sew up the sides and around the edge of the triangle, if desired. I used blanket stitch and contrasting thread.
- Attach Velcro pieces (or cut a buttonhole and sew on the button) to keep the envelope closed.
- Tuck goodies inside.
I hope the girl will like this! I had a lot of fun making it. It also happens to be a great size for a gift card if you wanted to make one for a date night gift for your special someone.
Are you crafting anything for Valentine’s Day? I’d love to hear about it.