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Valentine's Day Felt Heart Pocket Bracelet and Mini Purse for Kids

Hearts is the theme of two easy Valentine’s Day gifts perfect for spoiling the sweet toddler and tween girls in your life.

First is a teeny pouch bracelet perfect for storing candies or tiny love notes.

Valentine's Day Felt Heart Pocket Bracelet and Mini Purse for Kids

You can make it with either heart-shaped velcro and button closures …and you can hand sew it too rather than use a sewing machine if you’d like.

Valentine's Day Felt Heart Pocket Bracelet and Mini Purse for Kids

Next is a cute and simple mini-purse…

Valentine's Day Felt Heart Pocket Bracelet and Mini Purse for Kids by Kathy Beymer at MerrimentDesign.com

Like the bracelet the flap is actually a heart! Here it is shown open and turned over…

Valentine's Day Felt Heart Pocket Bracelet and Mini Purse for Kids by Kathy Beymer at MerrimentDesign.com

…and here it is open…

Valentine's Day Felt Heart Pocket Bracelet and Mini Purse for Kids by Kathy Beymer at MerrimentDesign.com

These are two easy and quick Valentine’s Day projects. Hearts!


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Please post a comment and let me know how this craft idea works for you. And share your own photos at the MerrimentDesign.com Facebook page, “I made it!” flickr photo gallery or tweet a picture to @merrimentdesign.

:: How to Make a Heart Pocket Bracelet ::
Download my free heart pocket bracelet template. Note that this pattern is sized for a 3-4 year old, so increase the size as needed by increasing the band size or enlarging the pattern on a Xerox machine before cutting. Pin onto the felt and cut out.

Here’s a video of how to make the bracelet …or just keep scrolling for step-by-step instructions and photos.

Merriment :: Valentine's Day Felt Heart Pocket Bracelet and Mini Purse for Kids by Kathy Beymer at MerrimentDesign.com

Fold the pocket in half, matching sides together. Sew the left and right sides using a zigzag stitch or just hand stitch it on your own.

Valentine's Day Felt Heart Pocket Bracelet and Mini Purse for Kids by Kathy Beymer at MerrimentDesign.com

Cut out my free heart pattern. Fold the heart template in half. Fold the felt in half so that you just have room to fit the template. Cut out your heart.

Valentine's Day Felt Heart Pocket Bracelet and Mini Purse for Kids by Kathy Beymer at MerrimentDesign.com

Notice the line on my heart pattern? The area above the line is the part that will be on the back of the heart. Use fabric glue to affix the top of the heart onto the back of the bracelet. Let this dry completely. I recommend putting it under a heavy book to ensure a good bond.

Valentine's Day Felt Heart Pocket Bracelet and Mini Purse for Kids by Kathy Beymer at MerrimentDesign.com

Cut out hearts from your velcro. I fold the velcro in half and cut. Peel back the adhesive and place on the band of the bracelet.

Valentine's Day Felt Heart Pocket Bracelet and Mini Purse for Kids by Kathy Beymer at MerrimentDesign.com

You can sew a few stitches in the Velcro heart like I did to ensure it stays secure.

Valentine's Day Felt Heart Pocket Bracelet and Mini Purse for Kids by Kathy Beymer at MerrimentDesign.com

Cut a small buttonhole in the heart flap.

Valentine's Day Felt Heart Pocket Bracelet and Mini Purse for Kids by Kathy Beymer at MerrimentDesign.com

Close the heart flap and mark where you should sew your button for the pocket to close. Sew the button and fill with sweet surprises.

Valentine's Day Felt Heart Pocket Bracelet and Mini Purse for Kids by Kathy Beymer at MerrimentDesign.com

 

:: How to Make a Heart Mini-Purse ::

Here’s a video of how to make the heart mini-purse …or just keep scrolling for step-by-step instructions and photos.

Cut out my free mini-purse bracelet template. Lay the rectangle pattern onto the felt and cut (you can pin the pattern to the felt first if you’d like).

Valentine's Day Felt Heart Pocket Bracelet and Mini Purse for Kids by Kathy Beymer at MerrimentDesign.com

Fold the rectangle together. Fold your ribbon in half and slip inside the layers on one side. Sew the left and right sides together using a zigzag stitch, leaving the top open.

DIY craft free template and pattern for Valentine's Day Felt Heart Pocket Bracelet and Mini Purse for Kids

Cut out the heart pattern and fold it in half. Place it on a folded felt square that’s slightly larger than the pattern. Cut and open your heart.

DIY free craft template and pattern for Valentine's Day Felt Heart Pocket Bracelet and Mini Purse for Kids

Notice the line on my heart pattern? The area above the line is the part that will be on the back of the heart. Put fabric glue onto the back of the heart above that line and affix to the mini-purse. Let this dry completely. I recommend putting it under a heavy book to ensure a good bond.

DIY free craft template and pattern for Valentine's Day Felt Heart Pocket Bracelet and Mini Purse for Kids

Cut a small buttonhole slit in the heart just large enough for the button to fit through. Careful, not too big!

DIY free craft template and pattern for Valentine's Day Felt Heart Pocket Bracelet and Mini Purse for Kids

Fold down your heart top and mark where the button will need to be placed to fit through the buttonhole. Sew on the button.

Valentine's Day Felt Heart Pocket Bracelet and Mini Purse for Kids by Kathy Beymer at MerrimentDesign.com

Did you make it? Please post a comment and let me know how this craft idea works for you. And share your own photos at the MerrimentDesign.com Facebook page, “I made it!” flickr photo gallery or tweet a picture to @merrimentdesign. Craft and pass it on!

COPYRIGHT NOTE: You’re more than welcome to use free pattern and how to step-by-step tutorial for your own personal use. Contact me for any commercial use – this includes etsy sellers.

 
 




23 Responses to “Valentine’s Day Felt Heart Pocket Bracelet and Mini-Purse for Kids”


  1. Zee Says:

    Hey Kathy … I have tagged you on the pic .. My username is azeejaaman … Check n let me know if you got to see it

  2. Kathy Beymer Says:

    Hi Zee, thanks so much! I’m glad the pattern worked for you. I’m not very good at instagram – would you tell me what your instagram username is? I would love to re-gram it. My instagram is instagram.com/kathybeymer

  3. Zee Says:

    Hi ….

    This is a cute and pretty felt mini purse … I made one and sent it for my mother in law… I have also put it on my Instagram clicks .. N hash tagged merrimentdesign , incase you guys on Instagram,,,,

  4. Kathy Beymer Says:

    Thanks, Carole! Would love to see pictures on Facebook when you’re finished if you’d like to share. http://www.facebook.com/merrimentdesign

  5. Carole Says:

    I can’t wait to make these for my little great-grandaughters. Thank you for sharing the pattern!

  6. Janelle Says:

    Thanks for the tutorial! Love these for my daughters valentines.

  7. Olivia Says:

    This is sooo cute I love working with felt! I’m gonna try making it for my daughter

  8. susan jensen Says:

    Im newbie – senior and new at links etc. i will learn. Your bracelet & little purse it right up my alley as I donate to churches & meals on wheels. Your very talented. Susan J

  9. Merriam Says:

    Thanks for sharing your gifted talents! My daughter’s birthday is coming up in February and I plan on having a small family and friends sit down luncheon in the backyard. I will use the bracelet as a napkin holder. It is the perfect size and our theme is Valentine’s Birthday! Thanks again for sharing!!! So stinkin cute!

  10. Nelda Says:

    very cute idea, and easy; thank you for sharing

  11. Charissa - The Gifted Blog Says:

    The HEART-SHAPED VELCRO! Love it. A great detail.

  12. Elaine Says:

    I just had to say how cute and easy to do!

    Congrats on being part of the craft calendar!

    I saw some things you made on Sew Mama Sew!

    I think it was the tea bags-fabulous idea!

    :) Keep the ideas coming!!!

    :)Elaine

  13. Julie Says:

    They’re very sweet (complete with the Velcro heart and all). Thank you. My girls will love them.

  14. Rachel Says:

    Aww, this is so, so cute! Thanks so much for sharing, I’ll be linking to this.

  15. Nicole-Lynn Says:

    Those are adorable! Great job!

  16. Sarah Says:

    cute idea, thanks for sharing!

  17. Heather Says:

    Freakin’ adorable! I love that hot pink! Such a fun idea…


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