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About this Project
Make sure your Valentine has a red-letter day! Send all the feels with a felt envelope, complete with hand-stitched hearts and shiny sequins.
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Download and print template.
Trace and cut out template pieces from felt (the large heart shape gets traced onto the front of the envelope). Lay back pieces down and glue together. Let dry. Lay stamp background onto front of envelope and mark along the left and right side. Trace large heart onto front.
2Stitch pink sequins along the outline of the heart using a back stitch. Use two strands of embroidery floss and come up from the back of the felt where you want the center of the first sequin to be. Go back down on the bottom side of the sequin making sure the needle goes through the outline. Bring needle back up along the outline just on the opposite edge of the sequin. Slide next sequin onto thread and bring needle down through previous sequin's center and pull tight. The second sequin should sit half on top of the first one. Continue stitching sequins along the outline of the large heart, bringing the needle up on the edge of the last sequin and going back down through its center. When you reach the last sequin, bring the needle up along edge and then bring it back down through the center and tie off.
3Sew sequins along the lines marked from the stamp background using same technique as above. Glue stamp background over sequins and then glue pink heart onto stamp background.
4Add detail to the address label using a back stitch and two French knots for the colon.
5Stitch the address label onto the front of the envelope with white thread using a blanket stitch. Bring needle up from the back through the address label. Moving over about a 1/4 inch, go back down through the address label; before pulling all the way through, bring the needle up through the envelope just along the edge of the address label, and through the loop created. Repeat around entire address label. TIP: Use fabric glue to attach each piece for a simpler design.
6Glue gray heart and red heart onto front (if planning on stitching the red heart, make sure to place glue toward the inside so no stitching will go through the glue). Stitch the red heart with pink embroidery floss using a back stitch.
7Sew button onto flap, close to the edge. Come up through the felt and wrap the thread around the button a few times, go back down through the felt and tie off. Sew the second button to the middle back piece 1 and 1/2 inches from the bottom edge. Cut 16 inches of thread, fold in half and tie a knot at the loose ends. Thread through the felt under the bottom button to create wrap closure.