Heart Shaped Sachet Sewing Pattern
1. Fabric stashes or scraps (2½” x 2½” – 4 pcs. for small hearts, 4″ x 4″ – 6 pcs. for big hearts)
2. Felt 2″ x 2½” – 3 pcs. various colors
3. Sachet filling ingredient – scented potpourri or home-made dried flower
4. Ribbon, lace, yarn or cord
5. Fusible web 2″ x 2½” – 3 pcs.
6. Embroidery flosses & embellishment buttons
1. Sewing machine
2. Sewing kits
4. Printer & letter size paper
5. Pencil or fabric marker
6. Blunt point tweezers
Download the Heart Shaped Sachet pattern of the heart templates & alphabets in pdf format. Print it out onto Letter size paper. Don’t scale the printing if you wish to have the full size pattern.
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Just in case you would like to know, I used fat quarter stack from Robert Kaufman – Baby Basic Pastel.
Love the colors, polka dots and stripes.
Cut the Heart Shaped Sachet templates from the pdf pattern. Cut fabrics, felts and fusible web according to the sizes stated in the “materials” above.
Trace 3 big hearts and 2 small hearts on the wrong side of the fabric.
Trace the alphabets “I” & “U” and a small heart on the paper side of the fusible web.
With adhesive side (rough surface) down, iron the alphabets and small heart to the respective felt.
Cut the word out.
Come back to the heart sachet. Stack one of the traced heart fabric to another blank equal size fabric with right facing each other, pin if needed. Sew heart line with sewing machine, leave 3/4″ opening on the side for turning the heart right side out.
Clip curve on the seam allowance.
Turn the heart right side out for the opening. Use blunt point tweezers if needed.
Press to smooth out the crumples.
Mark heart joining points with fabric marker.
Stuff with poly-fill for small hearts.
Peel off the paper backing of the fusible web of the alphabets. Position them on the big-heart sachets, press with warm iron to adhere.
Sew some decorative stitches on the alphabets to further embellish them.
Stuff them with scented potpourri or with your home made dried rose petals from last year’s valentines. If the potpourri or flowers are too big to get in, break them to smaller pieces. Blunt points tweezers could be a very good helper in filling them.
Sew to close all openings with slip stitch or ladder stitch.
Align the markings on the hearts in big-small-big-small-big order. With 2 hearts facing each other, sew them together at the marking margins with whip stitches.
Determine the length of the tying cord or ribbon you need, sew them to the marking on “I” and “U” heart sachets.
Tie them on your desire place to decorate for the Valentine’s Day.