Hey Ya’ll! Maggie Zam, here. Bringing you a super cute and fun tutorial for this Valentines Day coming up. My little helper and I wanted to make something cute and fun for her classmates and decided to make cute little felt envelopes we can fill with treats. My little helper is a super beginner at sewing. So, this project is perfect for first time sewers. You can also work with a hot glue gun or fabric glue if you or your little don’t feel comfortable sewing.
The really cool thing about this project is the steps are pretty easy and you can create these cuties any size you’d like. I made sure to leave out any specific dimensions on the sheets of felt and cutting. So, feel free to get creative!
We’ve also created lots of other cute DIY’s for Valentines, like:
- Cute Valentine Garland w/Sweet Notes
- Cute “Kiss Me” Valentine Ideas w/FREE Printable & Playlist
- Simple & Cute Tea gift idea
PLEASE NOTE: This project is super fun but A LOT of work for your little. It took us a total of 4 hours to complete 24 mini envelopes. I ended up helping her to complete the sewing part as it can get tiring on the fingers while sewing.
QUICK VIDEO TUTORIAL IS AVAILABLE AT THE END OF THIS POST. HAVE FUN!
1. Sheets of Felt
4. Thread or Embroidery Thread
STEP 1: (click on images to enlarge)
Fold the sheet of felt and cut it in half. Once it’s cut in half, cut the half pieces in half agiain. Of course, you can adjust the size by cutting the pieces however you’d like. We are working with 9″x12″ sheets of felt in this tutorial.
STEP 2: (click on images to enlarge)
Sew the button on one of the short sides of the felt piece.
STEP 3: (click on images to enlarge)
Once you’ve sewn the button, fold the piece of felt over and and leave a little bit of space on top for the flap. Once you’ve decided on the size of your flap, fold the flap in half and make a hole with your scissors. We made the cut like a cross. That made it easier for the button to slide through.
STEP 4: (click on images to enlarge)
Once Step 1-3 are complete, you can start sewing. Make sure the button and flap are not closed. That’ll make the sewing easier. Parents, please be sure to help your child during this step as needles can be a little tricky and scary for a first time sewer. If you or your little don’t want to sew, you can see my previous tutorial where we used a hot glue gun to create felt envelopes. Fabric glue is an option as well.
& VOILA! You’re done! :-)
Cute little felt Envelopes ready to get filled with lots of candies and trinkets for this Valentines Day. We’re thinking of filling them with Tootsie Rolls and cute erasers we found at the Target Dollar spot.