DIY: Heart Gift Bag

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HEART BAGValentine’s Day is a time to show those we are closest to how much we love and appreciate them.  What better way to show the love than with a handmade goodie bag for all those treats we want to lavish on them. 

You can easily personalize this bag with your valentine’s initials and her favorite colors.  The bonus is the inexpensive cost and quick construction.

HEART BAG SUPPLIES

Materials (Makes 2 bags)

  • ¼ yard red felt
  • Scraps of white and turquoise felt
  • Red thread
  • Scissors (I used pinking shears)
  • Heart template (click to print)
  • Sewing Machine

Instructions

HEART BAG

1.  Print and cut out heart template

HEART BAG

2.  Fold the red felt and place the straight edge of the template on the fold and cut out.  Repeat so that you now have two hearts.

HEART BAG

3.  Cut out a 2” x 26” piece of red felt and freehand a few more hearts in the other colors and in graduated sizes

HEART BAG

4.  Place the smallest heart on the middle-sized heart and stitch to join

HEART BAG

5.  Take one of the red sides of the heart bag and stitch the hearts to it

HEART BAG

6.  Take the 26” strip and join the two edges to make a continuous loop

HEART BAG

7.  Make a mark with pins where you will stop your stitching on of the strap

HEART BAG

8.  Take your heart side wall and place the bottom tip to the 26” strip, wrong sides together

HEART BAG

9.  Starting at the bottom tip of the heart and using an1/8” seam allowance, stitch the heart side to the strap, stopping at your pin mark

HEART BAG

10.  Flip bag over and attach the other heart side wrong sides together to the strap

HEART BAG AND CANDY

11. Fill with goodies and give to your favorite people

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