The way I usually deal with holidays or any gift-giving occasion is that I generally forget about them until the absolute last minute, and then I scramble to come up with something nice, like, in the middle of the night. (I know. Lovely.)
So if you’re anything like me and today you’re realizing that you failed to knit a sweater / sew a quilt / plan an amazing dinner / buy chocolates / whatever for all the people you want to show some love on Valentine’s Day–here’s your solution!
Whip up one of these little stuffed hearts! You can make them each in about 10 or 15 minutes, so even if you’ve got nothing up your sleeve for your valentines tomorrow, you can pull these together tonight after dinner. Really you can. They only take a tiny bit of fabric so you can make them using scraps–no frantic last-minute run to the craft store!
All you do is cut out the fabric pieces using my template, sew ‘em up, stuff ‘em, and you’re done. This project is from my Sewing 101 column on Design Sponge, where the full instructions and free template are available–so just click on over there to get the how-to.
You can make them with a pocket or without (the pockets are great for tiny things like tickets, coupons, or just a little love note). So stitch up a bunch and use them anywhere and everywhere… slip one in your kid’s lunch tomorrow with some candy in the pocket, place one on your sweetie’s pillow, or–my favorite option–sneak a few onto your work friends’ keyboards tomorrow.
Instant handmade Valentine’s gift! Whew–there’s hope for even the most last-minute-makers among us.
Get the free pattern, heart template, and sewing instructions at Design Sponge here!