February is here and I am all about hearts right now. Heart charms, cookies, cakes, valentines, chocolates, love letters, sappy romantic Hallmark movies, you name it.
I am a sucker for romance, I admit it.
Being such a romantic, I couldn’t resist putting together some little Valentine Loot Bags for an upcoming class I am teaching.
No particular reason, just because they are do darn cute.
Who doesn’t love Valentine Loot?
It’s the best kind there is!
I bought the little fabric bags in the “blanks” section of the craft store.
Blanks are fabric items pre-made and ready for your personal decorating touch. There is no sewing involved.
The bags come in packs of four and run about .50 cents each.
These bags are small, about 5″ square.
Just the right size for collecting Loot.
I also picked up some polkadot ribbon, heart and arrow charms (Walmart), Heat Bond (in the sewing notions) and 1/2 yard of red fabric.
Cut a heart shape out of scrap paper.
Using the paper as a template, cut a heart out of the Heat Bond material, and the red fabric.
Using an iron on the medium setting, iron the Heat Bond fabric to the wrong side of the red fabric. Keep the iron moving slightly so it doesn’t scorch the bag.
When the two pieces have adhered together, peel of the paper backing and position the heart on the bag.
Iron again so the heart adheres to the bag.
Cut a length of ribbon for a bow to decorate the handle.
The final touch was a big safety pin with some cute button and charms.
Just thread the buttons and charms on the pin and attach to your bag.
That’s it, your finished!
You can fill your Valentine Loot Bag with any number of things. I love these little plastic hearts from the Dollar Store, and of course, chocolate.
I even added one of my Grandmother’s love letters, there is quite a story about her.
She will be the topic of another post!
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