Thursday, February 4, 2021

FREE Pattern: Lovebirds Valentine's Day Felt Treat Bag

How about a sweet little project for Valentine's Day?  I'm sharing the FREE PDF Pattern for my new Lovebirds Felt Treat Bag

It's a simple and inexpensive little project.  A bit of felt & ribbon and that's it!  Perfect for holding some chocolates or other Valentine's Day treats:

Cute kissing love birds inside a heart make the perfect holiday decoration:
 They assemble pretty fast so you can make a few in no time by machine or hand sewing and a little gluing magic.

- Red, pink, white felt
- Tacky, school or fabric glue
- Optional: ribbon, puff paint 
Print two of each of the pattern pages and cut the pieces apart.  Discard one of the base pieces (the one that says Print 1, since only one is needed).  Cut off the roof section of one of the main sides and tape the bases of the main sides and the small sides to the base piece.  If you only have smaller cuts of felt, don't tape together.

 Use this + shape to cut out the bag from the main color felt.  Cutting a single makes assembly a bit faster, but if you are working with smaller pieces of felt, just cut each bag piece separately and note that all sides will need to be stitched.

 Cut the heart and bird embellishments using the pattern pieces and cut little almond-shaped wings for the birds.  Cut a 1 inch wide x 12 inch long strip for the bag handle and a V-shape roof piece that's about 3/4 inch wide and a little longer than the roof peak of the pattern piece.  I also cut a piece of satin heart ribbon to decorate the roof peak:

Back to the bag!  Bring together two of the bag sides, with the cut edges facing out, and stitch from top to bottom with a 1/4 inch seam allowance, stopping 1/4 inch from the bag bottom.

Repeat with the remaining 3 sides.
 This part is optional if working from a single piece for the entire bag, but I found it helped the bag hold shape and also looked a little more finished. Pull the base edges nice & smooth and stitch 1/4 inch from the fold on each side, starting and stopping 1/4 inch from each corner.  Then stitch the handle piece onto each short side of the bag.

Embellishment time!  Glue the heart to the front of the bag and then the lovebirds to the center of the heart, glue on wings.  Add the roof peak and glue on any ribbon or other decoration.  I dabbed some dots of dimensional puff paint to make bird eyes.  Let dry with bag laying down for a few hours so things don't slide down while the glue is still wet.   
Felt+glue tip: Stick pieces together asap, so the glue doesn't soak into one piece and not "grab" the other.
  Then fill them with treats, stickers or whatever goodies you want and be ready to show the love to someone special ❤️
Happy Valentine's Day!!


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