This is how to make felt valentine pouches, pockets, purses, wallets, envelopes...I'm not exactly sure what to call them, but they're what my daughter is using to package her Valentine's Day gifts for her friends. I was originally going to use ziploc bags, but have been feeling so crafty lately now that I'm creating things on a regular basis. So, I made these.
What you need: Felt, Sticky Felt, Cutting Tool, Ruler, Velcro, Pencil, Heart Shape...
...and of course something to sew on or with.
First, cut felt to desired size. My original piece was 9"x12" so I cut it in half in order to make two pouches from one felt piece.
Next, fold 1/3 of each piece up. Since mine was 9 inches, I folded up 3 inches. Pin in place.
Then sew in place. I used about a 1/4" seam. My thread was red and didn't show in the pictures so I added stitch lines to the pic.
Next, place your velcro where you want it and stitch (or iron on) in place. I took the easy, lazy way and ironed mine on since that's the kind I had in my stash.
Then I used heart-shaped cookie cutters in two sizes to trace hearts on the back of the adhesive felt.
Next, stick the hearts on the front of the pouch...and they're done! I let my little girl help with this part so that she could feel a part of making her Valentines.
We filled them with our heart shaped crayons.
These were so easy and quick to make and I'm pleased with the result. Definitely much cuter than ziploc bags!
If you make one, I'd love to see it. Feel free to share a picture on my flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/sunnystitching/