Felt Candy Hearts | Purl Soho

One of my very first sewing projects was a heart-shaped Valentine’s Day pillow. Under the fearless tutelage of my kindergarten teachers Pat and Dot, I first sewed together two pieces of bright red flannel. Then, with my shakey five-year-old handwriting, I embroidered “I Love You” in thick white wool. We all took our time using blunt needles to spell out those three little words, and I remember feeling so proud when I presented it to my mom.

Felt Candy Hearts | Purl Soho

This year I’m revisiting that homey, straight-from-the-heart kind of Valentine gift with these hand stitched little Felt Candy Hearts. They’re great for storing candy, notes and trinkets and are truly as easy as pie to sew. I love to think of the happy pride kids will have when they bring to school their very own sewn-with-care Felt Candy Hearts. I remember that feeling well!

Felt Candy Hearts | Purl Soho

So grab a bundle of our ultra easy-to-use 100% Wool Felt bundles (I used the pretty Fuchsia colorway) and some cheerful DMC pearl cotton, and get started, teacher! — Molly

Felt Candy Hearts | Purl Soho

PS: For more speedy to sew felt Valentine’s project ideas please check out the following journals (listed clockwise from top left):

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Materials
Felt Candy Hearts | Purl Soho

To make up to 48 felt pouches:

Pattern

Cutting

Felt Candy Hearts | Purl Soho

For each heart cut out a back, bottom, and top piece.

Cut a 20-inch length of pearl cotton. Thread it onto an embroidery needle and tie a knot at the end.

Sewing

Felt Candy Hearts | Purl Soho

Using a small running stitch sew along the bottom of the top piece as shown above.

Place the bottom piece on top of the back piece with their edges flush.

Felt Candy Hearts | Purl Soho

Place the newly sewn top piece on the back and bottom pieces and pin all three pieces together.

Felt Candy Hearts | Purl Soho

Using a small running stitch sew around the perimeter of the heart.

Tie a knot at the back of the heart once you get all the way around and cut the thread.

Felt Candy Hearts | Purl Soho

It will have an overlap opening where you can stash candy and treats!

Felt Candy Hearts | Purl Soho

Repeat for your desired number of hearts and you’ll be all done!