Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so why not sew up any of these beautiful Valentine’s sewing projects to celebrate the day of love?
Here’s a great list of Valentine’s sewing kits and Valentine’s sewing patterns that you’ll want to try out.
If you’re looking for a quick sew project to make something festive with hearts, I’ve got you covered.
Or say you’re up for the challenge of a bigger project like a Valentine’s Day quilt, there’s those too. There’s something on this list for every kind of sewist.
So grab some pink, white, and red fabric and let’s give you some solid ideas for Valentine’s sewing projects.
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DIY Valentine’s Gnome Projects
Gnomes are so stinking cute, and people get really creative with them.
Though this is a post about Valentine’s sewing projects, I had to mention these Valentine’s Day no-sew gnome kits from HomeSweetGnome on Etsy. The colors are so joyful, and these little guys have so much personality!
If you’re looking for a quick project to do with your kids, but they’re not quite ready to learn to sew, this might be the project for you.
If you love gnomes and love to make quilt blocks, I would give Leanne Anderson’s Valentine Gnome Mug Rug Kit a go. This is a great project to practice your applique skills and work on learning how to add bias binding to a project. Did you catch the upside-down heart the gnome’s beard makes? So sweet!
Valentine’s Day Embroidery/Cross Stitch Projects
Embroidery and Cross stitch is a little sewing-adjacent, but I’m going to count it in this list of Valentine’s sewing projects because you’re literally stitching with a needle. Yes, it’s by hand and it’s a slower to make project, but these are no less beautiful. Here’s some great options.
Floral embroidery has been making a comeback the past few years, and I love finding kits like this “Love” floral embroidery kit from ForeverlinCrafts. This is an embroidery project you’ll want on the wall, and the colors on this are bright and springy. This is a year-round kind of Valentine’s Day project!
For a lovely modern looking cross stitch design that sings February 14th, this geometric heart cross stitch kit from VelvetPonyDesign is perfect. I love the angles and how all the colors come together on this one. It’d be so sweet in a frame or as a pillow.
If you love more traditional cross-stitch patterns, you can’t beat Brenda Gervais’ Valentine’s Cross Stitch pattern collection from KingslandNeedleArt. The country style shines through, and these look like cross stitch patterns that would work up fairly quickly.
Felt Cookies Sewing Patterns for Valentine’s Day
If you’ve never sewn felt before, you’re missing out. It’s so versatile, and you can make absurdly cute things in almost no time.
Case in point: this Valentine’s Day felt cookie PDF pattern from GingerSweet Crafts. You get a chance to add some fun hand embroidery with the conversation hearts.
If you’re more into confections, I love the look of the Oneoftheflock’s Valentine’s Day felt cookie kit. I have visions of chocolate covered strawberries and Valentine’s cake pops with these. That you have all the felt and supplies you need in this kit make this even easier to make.
In truth I have a soft spot for felt kits like these. I cut my teeth hand sewing when I was young putting together a couple Bucilla Christmas stockings duded up with all kinds of felt decorations covered with sequins and beads.
There’s a lot of different styles in both of these patterns. I could easily see how you could make a ton of 1 type as a relatively quick handmade Valentine. On the other hand, you could make a collection for your own decorations.
We around here at Elizabeth Made This are all about cute felt food. Check out my Fabulous Felt Christmas Cookies to see what I’m talking about. The Linzer cookies from this collection would be perfect for Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s Day Table Runner Kits to sew
Table runners along with mug rugs are a great way to practice quilting techniques on a smaller project.
It’s so fun too that there’s literally a table runner pattern for every occasion. I picked 3 great Valentine’s Day table runner options you might want to check out:
- Cluck Cluck Sew Heart Table Runner Kit from Keepsake Cottage Shop.
- Riley Blake Love Notes Table Runner Kit from Fabric406.
- Atkinson Designs Let’s Play Hearts Table Runner Kit from Keepsake Cottage Shop.
Handmade Valentine’s gifts to sew
If you have someone really special in your life you want to give a keepsake Valentine gift for, these two projects are it.
If this Felt Robot kit from GinnyPenny doesn’t get you, you might be the Tin Man before he met the wizard. Any kid would love such a sweet handmade Valentine made from this kit!
Likewise, the cleverness of this Tic Tac Toe February Pillow Kit from Riley Blake I found over at KnotThreads is pretty darn cool. This is a good project to practice quilt piecing on a small scale. It’ll make a fantastic pillow for your home!
Valentine’s Banners to stitch up
Handmade garlands are so fun to make. A little bit of felt, some quick and dirty stitching, and you have an awesome decoration you and your family can love for years.
Here’s two fun V-day signs to make:
I could easily see either of these handmade Valentine’s Day signs up at your work or classroom as well as your home.
Valentine’s Day bags to make
Quick and easy bags are a staple in my personal sewing room to use up scraps or to stitch up on days when the sewjo is running low. Check out the 7 Minute DIY Zipper Bags or Knockout Zipper Bags to see what I’m talking about.
Here are a couple of Valentine’s Day specific bags to make that you’ll love.
- Bodobo Bags/Ticklegrass Designs Be Mine Heart Zipper Pouch from Cotton Cache: fun pieced zipper pouch for all your scraps!
- Rebecca Page Full Heart Purse and Heart Zip Pouch PDF sewing pattern bundle
The Grandaddy of all Valentine’s Day sewing projects: Valentine’s Day quilt patterns and kits
I have a cousin who makes AMAZING modern quilts. They’re bright, they’re graphic, and they are just plain cool. And while I’m primarily a garment sewist, I can’t help but fall in love with these Valentine’s Day quilt patterns and kits.
Even though quilt kits are admittedly on the pricier side of projects, what’s brilliant about them is that they eliminate the trouble of picking colors that go together. That and having all your fabrics all there ready to go for you, no extra shopping trip.
So it is with all of these kits. If you are a quilter or quilting curious, any of these would be a great project to dig into.
- Cheryl Lynch L*O*V*E* Quilt Pattern
- Sew You Can Studio Amish Folded Star Valentine’s Day Sewing Kit
- Wenda Coburn Have a Heart Quilt Kit
- Bella Rose Quilts Open Hearts Quilt Kit
- Cotton Cache Scrappy Nine Patch Mini Quilt Kit
- Simpson Designs Studio Infinite Hearts Quilt Kit
- Sincerely Yours Moda Quilt Kit from Jelly Rolls 2 Go
- Love You Forever Quilt from Heather’s Quilts N Kits
- Sunshine Fiber Arts “Just Red” Quilt Kit
So there’s a pretty comprehensive list of Valentine’s Day Sewing Projects you can stitch up. Which one catches your eye?
More handmade Valentine’s projects for you to make up yourself:
Elizabeth Farr is the writer behind the Elizabeth Made This blog where she shares helpful sewing tips, step by step sewing tutorials and videos to help you explore your creativity through sewing. She has written sewing Eguides and patterns, been a featured teacher at Rebecca Page’s Sewing Summit and Jennifer Maker’s Holiday Maker Fest and her work has appeared in Seamwork and Altered Couture magazines. She also created a line of refashioned garments for SEWN Denver. When her sewing machine isn’t humming, she’s playing and teaching violin, and hanging around a good strategic board game with her husband and 4 kids.