Valentine Chair Pouch {Creative Carousel}

The Creative Carousel is back!

I am so excited to share some Valentine's Day-themed inspiration today!!

I love the Creative Carousel because it's my opportunity to join forces with some truly talented ladies.  After assigning a theme, we all set to work on a project.  It's so fun to see everyone'e individual creativity  shine.  After taking a look at my project, I hope you'll stop by to take a look at the other fabulous tutorials also!  Here is my contribution to the Creative Carousel:

 

As you know, I adore felt and have plenty left over from my quiet book and countless other projects!  Well, it's making another appearance today!  I first spotted similar chair pouches at Sheek Shindigs, and knew I wanted to create my own!   These will be our own little Valentine's Day mailboxes.

These were really quite simple to put together!  I sewed all 3 pouches for our family in an afternoon.   So let's get started!

For this project, you will need:

-- Felt (I used red and white)

-- Jumbo ricrac

-- Sewing velcro

-- Flocked heat adhesive vinyl from Silhouette (optional)

-- Ribbon or other embellishing supplies

-- Sewing supplies

To start, I created a heart pattern from freezer paper.  If you would like to use the same pattern, just click here to download mine.  I did resize the pattern so it would fit a 12x12 sheet of paper.  After creating the heart, I pinned it to white felt and just cut out the scalloped heart (the back) by hand.

I also cut out a second red heart and chopped off the top to create the pouch.  To hang the pouch on the chair, I cut a long strip of felt about 19 inches long, but this was custom for our individual kitchen chairs.

First off, I set to work on the pouch.  I pinned some jumbo ricrac to the inside of the pouch.

Sew it to the felt as close to the edge as possible. I am still learning my new machine, but I am loving it!

Next, I sewed the long strip of felt to the top of the scalloped heart (the back).  I also sewed velcro to attach the hanging strip to the bottom of the heart.  This way, I can slip this strip through the chair railings and attach it to the bottom of the heart for stability.

Finally, I pinned the pouch to the front to the back, and sewed all the way around the heart!  (Be sure that the long strip is out of the way while sewing this together.)

You could embellish these any way you choose!  I had some scraps of Silhouette flocked iron-on vinyl and designed our names in the Silhouette Studio software.  I cut them out on my Silhouette and ironed them on!

All done!

I wanted to be sure that these would be as sturdy as possible, so I sprayed the finished heart with felt and pressed them well.

Now these can be stuffed with a few small gifts and treats!

{Little Man's pouch actually has his name on it. }

I added a bit of ribbon to each pouch, and they look absolutely lovely on our kitchen chairs.  (Yes, I think I am addicted to red and aqua!)

These add a lovely touch to our kitchen!

Be sure to stop by all of these amazing blogs to check out their projects!  Here is a sneak peek at the other projects involved in the Creative Carousel:

1 - Felt Valentine Banner @ Creations By Kara

2 - DIY Valentine Candy Labels @ Lil Luna

3 - Valentine Chair Pouch  @ Oopsey Daisy {You are here!}

4 - Pallet State Love @ Lolly Jane

5 - Personalized Valentine CD's @ Every Creative Endeavor

We are absolutely thrilled to have these incredible businesses sponsoring a fabulous giveaway going on now at Positively Splendid:

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Run right over and enter! I would love for an oopsey daisy reader to win here!
Thanks for being here today.

P.S. Please come back tonight around 5:00 for Wednesday's Wowzers!  I am looking forward to checking out your links!

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Comments

  1. So cute and easy! Just pinned it so I can come back after I get some more felt (I used up all my Valentine colors when I was making a heart garland for my mom!) Off to Hobby Lobby!

  2. Super cute! And what fun for Little Man to put surprises in there for you guys. You are tearing through the felt for Valentines Day. I love it! Its about the only type of fabric I’m not terrified of! lol! Great job, my friend!

  3. The is an idea I have never seen before. So versatile for many different uses. Very easy tutorial to follow. Turned out great.

  4. These turned out so cute! I love the idea of having them hang on the back of a chair – so cute!

  5. Alison – these are absolutely adorable!!!! I really wish I could sew! :)

  6. Oh I just love these chairbacks. They are just the right size for what I like to do!! Fabulous! Thank you for some new inspiration. I want to make these.

  7. Lynda Hidalgo says:

    Happy to say that I’m dustin’ off the sewing machine now.. woohoo .. very creative .. ty for sharing!

  8. So adorable! I bet your family thinks these are just wonderful! Will have to check out the other creative carousel projects!

  9. Alison, This is SUPER CUTE!!! I’d love for you to come share it at my party, Overflowing with Creativity! The party just began!!! Thanks LOTS!!! XO, Aimee

  10. Congrats on the top 9! These are cute! They remind me of a sort of “stocking” idea for Valentine’s Day!

  11. Wish I were talented enough to do this, but I love looking at yours! Just got a Silhouette, so looking forward to using it more to do pretty, crafty projects like this one :-)

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