Sewn softies are a great Valentine’s gift for a little one in your life, and they don’t usually take a lot of time or supplies, which is great when you’ve got a deadline, right?
I recently shared my tutorial for X and O softies, but there are lots of other options some of my blogger friends have shared as part of the Sew a Softie blog hop. Go check them out for even more last-minute love (and of course these are great softies to sew for Valentine’s Day and beyond if you like).
Animal Softies to Sew for Valentine’s Day
I love the pocket kitty from Swoodson Says. What little one wouldn’t want this little friend in their pocket?
The Valentine’s Bear Softie from Felt with Love Designs has a kangaroo pocket to hold a stitched heart.
Coloured Buttons made a great little softie named Rhonda, who is sure to bring a smile to whomever you give her to.
Puppy Love was the inspiration for the heart-shaped dog head softie made by Grace’s Favours.
Mama Smiles has a great teddy bear softie that kids can make themselves.
And if you’re not feeling the whole Valentine’s Day thing, don’t miss the Grumpy Cat softie from Make Film Play.
The hand-sewn bookmarks from the Craft Train are so cute and would be a good beginner project for kids or adults.
And the bookmarks made by Schaerestei Papier (site is in German but Google Translate will get you through) are gorgeous and vary in difficulty from simple hearts to intricate flowers and bees.
The Blue Barn made cute felt flowers on dowel stems that would be a great project to make throughout the spring and summer. A great party favor or activity idea for a girl’s birthday party, perhaps?
To Be a Kid Again has a tutorial for heart-shaped treat pouches that kids can make or you can make for them.
Mama Smiles also did a heart pillow that kids can color and stitch, or let younger kids color and sew it yourself.
Are you making anything special for Valentine’s Day? There’s still time! If you’re a knitter, also check out my super-simple knit heart pendant, which you can make with a scrap of yarn and about 15 minutes of your time.