As soon as I saw that the goal of the Fresh Snow blog hop was to create a project that doesn’t use cotton I knew that I would use felt. I feel like a broken record since last year when I took part in the blog hop that Seam to be Sew hosted I also did a felt project!
I tend to read more during the winter so it made sense for me to create a bookmark, and with Valentine’s Day coming up, why not a Valentine’s one!
Thank you for stopping by and checking out my project. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the bottom of the post!
This would be a great beginner project. I think my almost 7-year-old will want to try this out.
Supplies Needed to make one Valentine’s Bookmark:
- 1 sheet of felt (I like wool-blend felt best)
- scrap of fabric
- embroidery thread and needle
- sewing thread, scissors
- ribbon (optional)
- chalk or other marking tool
Finished measurements: Approximately 6″ x 2.25″ .
New to sewing with felt? Check out my tips here.
- Using your chalk trace a 6.25″ x 2.5″ rectangle on your felt. Then trace three heart shapes (or less or more) within that rectangle. Cut a 5″ piece of ribbon.
- Cut out the rectangle from felt slightly larger than what you traced (approximately 6.75″ x 3″). Cut a second rectangle from felt. Cut out the hearts.
- It’s time to sew! Sandwich the scrap of fabric between the two felt pieces and center the ribbon (if using) at one short end between the layers of felt. Make sure there is about half an inch overlapping. Sew around all four sides. (You can do this by hand or on your machine). Then trim off the excess felt. (I wound up restitching two sides as the finished size on the second one I made was too big for my liking).
- Embroider around the hearts with a running stitch using three strands. Optional: If you don’t want the embroidery around the hearts to show on the back piece do the embroidering before sewing the front and back together.
Want more tutorials for working with felt? Check them out here.
Where I buy wool felt:
If you want to purchase large amounts of wool-blend felt I like Prairie Point Junction. They’re in the US so if you’re in Canada (like me) be forewarned that there may be duty and customs charges when your felt arrives. For smaller sheets there are plenty of shops on Etsy (affiliate link) that sell felt, or try Shiny Happy World (you can also purchase lots of cute patterns!)
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