How to: Make Sewn Valentines

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Have you ever tried sewing on paper before? It’s surprisingly very easy, and I love the way it looks to combine traditional paper crafts with sewing! Dana from Made has a simple tutorial on quilted notecards, which is what inspired me to try it. I also used this tutorial for inspiration.

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I made these Valentines to send in our Valentine card swap. If you sign up to participate, you could be one of the people to receive one in the mail! You can sign up until February 4th. Now here’s how to make them:

  1. First I cut some scrapbooking card stock to be the size of the envelopes I already had on hand.
    Card 1 How to: Make Sewn Valentines
  2. Then I made a heart template with some of the card stock scraps. I folded the paper in half, drew half of a heart, cut it out, and unfolded it to reveal a perfectly symmetrical heart. You know, that old trick.
    Card 2 How to: Make Sewn Valentines
  3. I bought felt in red, dark pink, light pink, and cream. Since I was making 3 cards (one for each of my swap partners), I cut three hearts from each color. Since each heart had to be slightly smaller than the one underneath it, I trimmed my template down with each color.
    Card 3 How to: Make Sewn Valentines

    They look so pretty all stacked up!
    Card 4 How to: Make Sewn Valentines

  4. I took one heart of each color and arranged them on top of each other and placed them on the front of the card.
    Card 5 How to: Make Sewn Valentines
    Card 6 How to: Make Sewn Valentines
  5. And then I stitched right down the center of the hearts.
    Card 7 How to: Make Sewn Valentines
    Card 8 How to: Make Sewn Valentines
    The hearts are even a little bit 3-D, which is my favorite part.
    Card 9 How to: Make Sewn Valentines
    Card 11 How to: Make Sewn Valentines

You can do whatever you want for the inside of the cards. Want to see what the inside of my cards looks like? Join our swap and maybe you’ll get one in the mail!

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Comments

  1. I have already signed up, just figuring out what to do with my cards :-)

  2. saw this on Not Just a Housewife- what a cute idea! I love the 3D effect when they’re all fluffed out :)

  3. Cute idea! I’m always looking for new ideas. Hubs and I have always exchanged handmade cards for Valentine’s Day. After the first decade, coming up with new card ideas can be challenging.

  4. I love these cards! They are simple but really cute… Maybe I will do one of them… I will see ;D Kisses

  5. This is a cute idea my little girl is always wanting to make things and she loves hearts! This will be great for her todo!

  6. Wow, lovely, great idea.

  7. Really cute and adds a personal touch that store ones never have. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

  8. cathy erikson says:

    it looks easy to do
    I maded sometning similar but only used two felts and hand sewed and added silver x & o.

  9. DELORES CARLSON says:

    I LOVE THE CARDS..I ENJOY MAKING CARDS OR ANY CRAFT….THANKS FOR THE IDEA..DELORES

  10. LeEtta Williams says:

    Love The idea of the valentine heart patterns so cute

  11. OK, that does it! I’m making one of these. Very pretty, and simple to do. Love it!

  12. Could I hand sew the felt and have the same result as I don’t own a sewing machine nor know how to sew? I love your idea!

  13. This is a cute idea. I bet it could work with paper too (since I don’t have felt handy)!

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