Sew an easy felt heart sachet
A good friend of mine is getting married on Valentine’s Day and asked me and Jo for some unique ideas for wedding favors. It didn’t take us long to come up with a cute and simple heart-shaped sachets made out of felt. A few Jordan almonds tucked into each sachet will make them perfectly lovely favors at the reception.
I’ll show you how to create the simple sachet using our free heart sachet template download.
Print the template onto regular paper and cut out the three shapes. Pin the shapes onto a piece of felt and then cut around them.
Place the full heart on the table, then put the two half-heart pieces on top, making sure they overlap at the horizontal seam. (The horizontal seam is there so that you can get items in an out of the sachet later!)
Take the heart to the sewing machine and sew all the way around, about 1/4″ to 3/8″ from the edge.
After it’s sewn, take a pair of pinking shears and trim the edges to make them nice and even. The pinking shears also give the edges a nice zigzag finish.
Now you can open the flap on the back and put the goodies inside. Don’t stuff it too full, or the flap won’t close again.
That’s it for making your own sweet, simple, felt heart sachet. These are great quick and easy gifts for kids to take to school on Valentine’s Day, or for leaving in a purse or coat pocket as a surprise for your sweetheart.
If you’re making these sachets for your kids to take to school, you may want to let them embellish the hearts. With puffy paints, buttons, ribbons, and glue, your kids can make custom Valentines for their friends or family members. Just take a look at the adorable heart Jo’s daughter made for McGeeky.
If you’re making these for wedding favors or just want to make an extra special, personalized heart, consider embroidering a message on it. If you are lucky enough to have access to an electronic embroidery machine (like my new Singer Futura CE-150, this is quite easy to do. If not, you can easily embroider a simple message by hand to personalize your sachet however you wish.
Another nice touch to add is a ribbon hanger. Cut a piece of nice satin ribbon about six inches long. Fold the ribbon in half and put the cut ends towards the center of the heart, on the back of the full heart.
Hold it in place with your finger, add the two half-hearts just as before, and secure all the pieces in place with a pin. Then sew and trim the heart just as before.
One more way to spice up your sachets is to use a decorative stitch to sew it closed instead of a straight stitch. You can do this by hand, or with one of the decorate stitches available on most sewing machines these days.
These DIY felt heart sachets are quick and easy to make, and have lots of potential. Here are some of our favorite ideas for using thems:
- Fill them with candy to make adorable Valentines for friends, classmates and loved ones.
- Stuff them with scented scented potpourri for your mother or grandmother.
- Put a little love note inside and tuck the sachet into your honey’s pocket, briefcase, or car on Valentine’s Day (or any day)
- Pop the question by tucking an engagement ring inside!