What would my life be without Peltex? I know I promised to stop with the Peltex projects but I have just one. more. idea. then I'm done. I promise.
It's just that I got to thinking about these little pockets that could hold candy, cards, gift cards, diamonds. Whatever. And thought since next week is Valentine's Day and these take just minutes to make...well what the hay, I'd just go for it.
So I ironed fabric to each side of a piece of Peltex,
then traced two heart shapes and
cut them out just inside the line.
Next I sealed the edges
with Mod Podge so they wouldn't fray and let them dry.
I think what is so fun about these is that they can be as plain or fancy as you'd like.
You can sew on bits of trim or add lots of embellishments.
But I digress.
With wrong sides together,
start sewing at the heart's widest point about 1/8" from the edge
and stop on the opposite side.
This creates a little pocket just big enough for a few treats.
Here's how I made the handle:
From 22 gauge wire, I wrapped about 27" around a wooden spoon handle or pencil kind of loosely
you'll want it to look something like this (hopefully your cutting mat looks nothing like this).
Then, just above the the start and stopping points of your stitches, poke a little hole with an awl, large needle or seam ripper
and thread the ends of your wire handle through the holes.
Roll the ends to create a little knot in the end of the wire so it won't slip out.
Give it a squeeze to keep the wire where you want it.
That's it! Just leave them plain and fill with goodies
Here's a couple without the wire handle. I think they make cute table favors.
Encourage one another,