Valentine's Fabric Envelope and Love Note
Impress your lover with a valentine’s love note that has been stitched with love.
Make the best keepsake love note that you can add to for many loving years with my fabric love note sewing tutorial.
What you need
A selection of fabrics I used a selection of grey and pink fabrics from the fat quarter packs Nursery Basics and Essential Trends by the Craft Cotton Company.
Sewing machine with matching or contrast thread. Or hand stitch if you prefer.
A small handful of fibre fill toy stuffing
Fabric marker of your choice
Cutting mat and rotary blade (optional)
Pins or wonder clips
Embroidery floss, Fabric pens I’m using heat transfer vinyl and my cricut machine.
Iron and ironing board
Envelope closing option either Velcro, a button or a popper. I’m using the popper method.
Making the Envelope
Select two contrasting fabrics and cut a square of 13x13 inches in each fabric.
Cut one corner of the square and cut it of at 2 inches
Stitch the perimeter of the square back stitching at the start and end. Leave the angled corner open for turning
Clip the corners and trim the seam allowances. Turn out the envelope and press the square flat and turn in the raw edges of the angled corner.
Stitch around the perimeter again and press.
Stitch the two sides of the envelope together and pin in place.
Give it a press
On the back of the envelope use a closure method of choice of either a button, Velcro or popper. I used the popper method.
The envelope is now complete.
Making the love note
Select a piece of fabric and draw a heart template and draw round the fabric twice with a marker
Cut the heart out with pinking scissors
Pin the heart together wrong side to wrong side. Stitch around it leaving a 1 inch open back stitching at the start and end. The gap is where you will be lightly stuffing it.
Embellish your heart with a message. You can choose to use fabric pens or paint, use embroidery floss or like I have use heat transfer vinyl that I used with my cricut machine.
Stuff the heart slightly so it has a little volume.
Stitch the opening closed.
Trim all the threads on both the heart and envelope.
The heart note is now complete!
Congratulations you have now made a fabric envelope and love note. This project doesn’t have to be just for valentines. This project can be used for birthdays special occasions and can be made into a letter for Santa. If you don’t fancy the heart inside simply do a handwritten note. The possibilities are endless.
Hope you enjoyed this project
Made by Carrie Marshall for The Craft Cotton Company 2018