Heart Shaped Valentine's Bag

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Sewing Supplies

  • Pink Silk: 17 3/4” x 53 1/8”(45x135 cm)
  • Organza/Toile: Scrap pieces for appliqués
  • Batting: 11 7/8” x 19 6/8” (30x50 cm)
  • Tear-away stabilizer
  • Matching sewing thread
  • Embroidery thread
  • Yarn to create a tassel
  • Beads for shoulder strap
  • Strong, durable thread for shoulder strap
  • Snap fastener
  • Pattern template for heart shape (download as pdf)

Add 5/8 inch (1,5 cm) seam allowance to the pattern pieces.

Pink Silk:
1 piece 16”x16” (40x40 cm) for embroidery
3 pieces cut out using the heart pattern

2 pieces cut out using the heart pattern


  • Hoop stabilizer and pink silk.
  • Embellish the front piece with an embroidery design of your choice following the instructions given for that design (we have used design #1 from design collection 467, Fancy Fabric). When finished cut out the front piece using the heart pattern, adding a 5/8” (15 mm) seam alllowance.

Create a Tassel

  • Wind the yarn around a piece of thick paper. (4”x 6”/10x15 cm)
  • Tie a thread through one of the short ends, and cut the other end open.
  • Then wind a thread piece approximately 1/2” (1 cm) from one end. Trim the tassel.


Shoulder Strap

  • Cut a strong and durable thread about 40” (100 cm) long. Thread with beads to create a shoulder strap.


  • Place a piece of lining right sides together with the embroidered piece of the bag. Place a piece of batting on the bottom. Pin all layers together.
  • Sew the pieces together between the markings along the upper edge as illustrated (use 5/8” (1,5 cm) seam allowance).
  • Trim the seam allowance and turn right side out.
  • Repeat with the back piece.


Sew the Bag

  • Place the tassel on the front piece with the tassel pointing inwards. Place the back piece on top of the front piece right sides together.
  • Pin and sew the bag together between the markings as illustrated.
  • Trim the seam allowance, overcast, and turn right side out.

TIP: Use a bias tape to give the inner seam a smooth and neat appearance.


  • Sew the shoulder strap to the bag, using a strong thread.
  • Sew a snap fastener inside at the top of the bag.

Heart Shape Pattern


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