Jude has recently shown an interest in learning how to sew! We came up with this fun little project which just happens to make a fabulous valentine gift. I must admit, crafting with a creative and head strong kid can be a serious lesson in collaboration and patience. I'm so much more comfortable setting up a craft for a toddler and cleaning up the resulting mess. These days making with Jude requires a lot more planning, talking, and compromise, but the results are super fab! Plus, teaching him how to run a sewing machine is great practice for when he gets his learner's permit! If you feel brave enough to try it yourself, we've got a full tutorial for you. Jude made this one for his kindergarten teacher, but I've got my fingers crossed that he'll have one for me come February 14th!
To Make A Valentine Sachet You'll Need:
- Sewing Machine
- Funnel or piece of paper taped in a cone shape
- Optional: permanent or fabric marker
- Optional: disappering fabric marker or tailor's chalk
How To Sew A Sachet:
- Start by creating a pattern by cutting a heart shape from a piece of paper.
- Trace your pattern with on the wrong side of the fabric using your disappearing pen or tailor's chalk. Then cut out the heart. Repeat so that you have two hearts.
- Optional: Write a message in fabric marker on one of you hearts.
- Pin the hearts together right sides facing. Optional: draw a sewing guide line on the fabric with disappearing ink.
- Slowly sew around the heart making sure to leave a hole for turning and filling. Note: I let Jude do this with little help. We set the machine to it's slowest speed and took lots of breaks to pull pins and turn our work.
- Turn your heart right side out and fill it with lavender. A funnel is helpful here.
- Lastly, close your hole. I did this for Jude on the machine but you or your little one could also hand stitch it shut.
- Give with love!
Here's to sweet sewing kiddos!