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DIY Valentine’s Day Felt Heart Pocket Bracelet and Kid’s Mini-Purse

DIY Valentine’s Day Felt Heart Pocket Bracelet. Easy to sew by hand or on a sewing machine. The heart-shaped pocket holds candies or a teeny love note. Make this Valentine's Day gift for the sweet kid in your life! #valentinesday #valentine #felt #sewing

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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Supplies for making a felt heart pocket bracelet and mini purse for kids:



:: How to Make a Felt 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 fasteners. I fold the VELCRO fasteners 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 fasteners 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

Be sure to pin this DIY felt heart pocket bracelet for later:

DIY Valentine’s Day Felt Heart Pocket Bracelet. Easy to sew by hand or on a sewing machine. The heart-shaped pocket holds candies or a teeny love note. Make this Valentine's Day gift for the sweet kid in your life! #valentinesday #valentine #felt #sewing

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Wendy

Tuesday 17th of February 2015

I was looking for a small purse to make something for my granddaughter and this looks to be just the right size that I was looking for. Plus, the mini purse is just adorable!

Zee

Sunday 11th of May 2014

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

Zee

Wednesday 7th of May 2014

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,,,,

Kathy Beymer

Friday 9th of May 2014

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

Carole

Wednesday 13th of March 2013

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

Kathy Beymer

Wednesday 13th of March 2013

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

Janelle

Tuesday 12th of February 2013

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

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