Did you know Sweethearts candy has been around since 1901? Fast-forward to 2020 and they’re still just as popular. Plus they’re the inspiration behind a few of our Valentine’s Day crafts, including this felt heart purse!
Created by our designer Krista, this handsewn purse is a great intermediate craft project with three text designs to choose from. If you have done some hand-sewing and know how to whipstitch and blanket stitch, then you should have no problem making this purse. Of course we also have a step-by-step photo tutorial for you to follow along — and you can ask us questions if you need some help.
A Heartfelt Craft
This felt heart purse is such a sweet gift for your tween or teen. You can also put some additional gifts inside it, like candies or a cute felt animal stuffie. Another idea is to pop in a cute little notebook for them to write in or maybe a gift card or IOU for a fun activity you like to do together.
When you’re ready to craft your felt heart purse, just download our pattern and tutorial below. If you have a Cricut Maker, you can use our SVG file. Or you can cut out our PDF template with detail scissors. We’ve included three text options to customize your conversation heart purse with — choose from sweet, cute, and XOXO.
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- Cricut Maker (optional)
- Craft Scissors
- Detail Scissors (recommended)
- Embroidery Needle
- Straight Pins
- Iron and Ironing Board
- Lia Griffith’s Wool Blend Felt – Wisteria and Water Lily
- Embroidery Floss — DMC Light Grape (3836) and White Lavender (24)
- Heat N Bond Extra-Firm Fusible Interfacing
- Fabric Pen — Dritz Disappearing Ink
How to Make a Felt Heart Purse
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
- Cut out felt according to the pattern. Tip for cutting by hand: Cut out the paper template for the lettering you want; then trace it onto felt using a disappearing fabric marker. Use small detail scissors to carefully cut it out.
- Position and pin in place the lettering to one of the heart pieces. Whipstitch together using one strand of matching embroidery floss.
- Cut out fusible interfacing according to pattern and iron onto the back of the embroidered heart piece. Repeat for a second heart piece, which will be for the backside of the purse.
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