We’ve just gotten this adorable giraffe print felt in stock in our online shop and I fell in love with it immediately.
I knew I wanted to make a felt Valentine’s day project with it and after some though here’s what I came up with.
I think it’s super sweet but not too valentines-y so you can keep it out year round if you can’t bear to part with your Giraffe friend.
(His name is Winchester by the way. )
The hearts are simple to sew (or at least hard to mess up) and so this makes a great mommy and me sewing craft for you and your little Valentine. And of course you could always substitute the Pink with another color like a bright green like Key Lime Pie or lovely blue like Sparrow if pink isn’t your thing.
You will need:
2- 9″x 12″ sheets Hot Pink Felt*
2- 9″ x 12″ sheets Giraffe print felt*
1 – 9″ x 12″ sheet pale beige felt Peanut Butter
2 – Sweetheart buttons
* Matching thread (you can use 1 strand of embroidery thread in place of standard thread.)
Embroidery thread in Gold Metallic (Optional and a real pain to work with) Black and Hot Pink
Giraffe Templates (at the end of post)
Cut both the Hot pink felt sheets into squares, cut 10 hearts from the remaining hot pink felt.
Cut out Giraffe shape, Tic Tac Toe Lines, and 10 heart shapes from giraffe printed felt sheets.
Cut Giraffe hooves and pocket pieces from pale beige felt.
Sew two of the matching felt hearts together with a running stitch and contrasting thread – set aside.
This is an easy felt project for kids to practice beginning stitching.
Lay out lines in Tic Tac Toe pattern onto one of the hot pink felt squares – pin into place and stitch down using an overcast stitch and gold thread.
Stitch down felt giraffe.
Add eye and horn details with french knots.
Add tail detail with gold embroidery thread and a few large stitches.
Stitch hooves into place with gold thread and an overcast stitch. Set aside.
Making the envelope:
Lay small rectangle over larger one and fold remainder over, press with an iron set to the wool setting.
Stitch up one side of envelope to hold pieces in together with matching thread and an overcast stitch.
Leave one end open to easily place the toggle clasp.
Mark base of the toggle clasp and knot hot pink embroidery thread on both sides of felt to hold toggle in place.
Extend your thread approx 9″ and knot the end.
Place button over the extended thread, fold top down and sew second button into place.
Stitch the rest of the envelope together using an over cast stitch and matching thread.
Place envelope next to giraffe and stitch down base of envelope leaving the flap open.
Lay the two felt pieces together and stitch around the outside using and overcast stitch.
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