Give her some homemade goodness this Valentine’s Day! Our DIY felt heart necklaces are super easy to make and are a great basic sewing project to work on with kids.
Just gather some ribbons or trimmings, felt, stuffing, and basic sewing supplies.
- Sketch heart patterns in various sizes. Trace the hearts on felt and cut out pairs. I prefer small teeth pinking shears.
- Cut ribbon to desired necklace length and stitch both ends to the inside of one heart.
- Sandwich both hearts in between a bit of stuffing to form a mini heart pillow. Be sure to conceal the stitched ribbon-ends on the inside and pin together.
- Sew your mini heart pillow shut with contrasting thread. I love the look of a hand-stitch for this project – but if pressed for time whip em’ out on your machine.
Get the kiddos involved! Our newly minted 7-year old felt pretty amazing about threading a needle on her first try. Guess who made her thread all subsequent needles?!
Those blue-chipped fingers were hard at work mastering the mini pillow. She got the hang of it after practicing stitch position on heart pillows that I sewed for her as guides.
How sweet is little piggy’s bed? Handmade by a proud second grader.
Don’t forget to fill your hearts up with hand-blown kisses before you sew them shut!
So she can keep her mama love close to her heart all day long.