Valentine Felt Heart Sewing Project for Kids

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a meaningful handicraft your kids will love! This quick and easy felt heart sewing project for kids is a fun way to learn basic stitching skills.

Two stuffed pink felt hearts with brown yarn hanging loops lying on a white background with colorful dots

With Valentine’s Day coming up in a few days, now is the time to plan a few fun activities to celebrate with your kids!

This felt heart handicraft for kids is a fun way to learn some basic stitching skills while making a meaningful valentine keepsake together. But even more importantly, you’ll make lasting memories that you’ll always treasure.

Another Valentine handicraft you may like: Burlap Heart Wreath Handicraft for Kids

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What You’ll Need for This Felt Heart Sewing Project

  1. Felt (Your local craft store will probably have a better price.)
  2. Pencil
  3. Scissors
  4. Needle
  5. Thread
  6. String, yarn, or baker’s twine
  7. Cotton or Poly-fil (for stuffing the heart)
  8. Printable heart template

Pink felt, a pencil, scissors, needle, and thread for making a felt heart handicraft

How to Make a Felt Heart

Step 1

Select a colored felt fabric of your choice. Using the heart template, trace 2 heart shapes on the felt fabric. Cut out the heart shapes.  (The template includes 3 different sizes of heart shapes; you can use whichever you prefer.)

Two pink felt hearts lying on a white background

Step 2

Cut a piece of string, yarn, or bakers twine that is double the desired length of the hanging loop for the ornament. Fold the strand into half and tie a knot with the open ends to form a loop.

Two pink felt hearts and a loop of brown yarn lying on a white background

Step 3

Place the looped strand on the top-center part of one of the heart cutouts. The knotted side of the loop should be placed inside the heart shape.

Thread a needle (you can use different colored thread or matching thread) and tie a knot at the end of the thread. Draw the needle through the knot of the loop and the top edge of the felt heart cutout.

Pink felt heart sewing project lying on white background

Step 4

Place the other heart cutout on the top of the first felt heart. Carefully stitch both heart cutouts together around the sides.

You can work with any stitch you like; I’m working a running stitch around the side.

Two pink felt hearts partially stitched together with white thread

Step 5

Make sure to keep a small opening to stuff the felt heart pattern. Stuff cotton or Poly-fil into the felt heart through the opening.

Partially stitched pink heart sewing project with needle and thread

Step 6

Fill the felt heart with enough cotton or Poly-fil to give it a nice and fluffy look. Stitch the opening to secure the stuffing.

Stuffed pink felt heart with needle and thread lying on a white background

Step 7

Tie a knot in the thread close to the heart; then draw the needle through the plush and randomly draw it out again, hiding the knot inside the heart. Cut off remaining thread.

Stuffed pink felt heart sewing project with brown yarn hanging loop

Enjoy your handmade felt heart!


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