How do you spend Valentine’s Day? As someone who loves to sew do you sew crafts, gifts or garments for Valentine’s Day? Do you have any favorite heart themed sewing project you’ve completed in the past? Let me know below and enjoy these sewing project ideas for Valentine’s Day or any day of the year.
Little Red Coat
Remember reading Madeline books by Ludwig Bemelman? Madeline wore a yellow coat over her blue school uniform, but this red coat reminds me a lot of that sweet character’s wardrobe. Martha Pullen University now has a class devoted to sewing a treasured coat for a little girl (class also has a pattern for a doll size version too!) Pattern includes girls’ coat in sizes 3-6 plus a matching 18″ doll version. Sign up today and you’ll be ready for the Easter Parade and any other dress up occasion!
Watch your slip!
For something slinky and pretty in pink try stitching up a sweet slip. Use silk or a silk like fabric for the ultimate in glamour.
Quaint and pretty
For Valentine’s Day use these cute embroidery designs from Jenny Hart. They come in machine embroidery designs AND hand embroidery designs; best of both worlds. Use them on tea towels, aprons, dresses and tunics.
A little something of the little ones
Give the kiddos something different than candies and chocolates. Give them warm fuzzies they can enjoy all year long. The Mermaid Blanket is my favorite. But any boy or girl would love the shark blanket.
I’ve made about a dozen of these beauties. They are so versatile. Make the project as seen in the Creative Machine Embroidery issue Mar/Apr 2016 or come up with your own project. The sky is the limit! Use different colors of chiffon to make your own rainbow of butterflies. Or go bold with black or a monochromatic color scheme.
For the month of January I finished up a peplum jacket, a tailored skirt, plush robe and a few other things. I am sewing in a new space too. My new area has a wall of windows and it’s on the shady side of the home so it won’t get too hot in the summer. I love it because it’s not only bigger but I can have my ironing board out and there’s room to walk around. I can actually have a guest over and we won’t be cramped for space. I absolutely love it. It doesn’t have any heat yet and the flooring was ripped out, so it gets kinds chilly.
But, other than that it’s awesome! How is your sewing going for these early months of 2017? I would love to know!