Fill your heart with love with the Hold My Heart Valentine’s pocket. In this easy sewing tutorial, we’ll show you how to make this heart-shaped pennant pocket using Lori Holt’s Crazy Quilt Paper. With some fabric and a few other supplies, you can make one, too! This cute pennant finishes at about 14.5″ x 11.25″.
Pick out five prints from a layer cake and sew them together with the Crazy Paper template. You can watch this tutorial to see how to use it.
Cut a heart out of the scrappy block using the PDF template provided. Then cut an additional heart out of one piece of fabric for the back. Interface the back piece for additional stability.
Pin the two hearts together with right sides touching and stitch them together, leaving a 3″ opening so you can turn it right sides out.
Turn it out and gently poke out the edges from the inside. Tuck the raw edges in at 1/4″ and pin them together to sew later.
Press the edges of the heart with an iron. Be careful when you iron because the interfacing may cause both sides to fuse together.
Prepare the pennant by taking one fat quarter and cutting it into two rectangles 15.5″ tall x 12″ wide.
To make the pointed end of the pennant, fold it in half like a taco and measure 5″ up from the bottom on one side. Cut from the center point out to that 5″ mark.
For extra stability, interface both of the fabrics on the wrong side. Pin them right sides together and sew 1/4″ seam around the edges, leaving the top of the pennant open so you can turn it later on.
Turn the pennant right sides out, press it and fold the top edges under by a 1/4″.
Top-stitch it to close up the top. At this point, you could add some cute ric rac or sew some binding or ribbon across the top to hang it with. We used a heart-shaped decorative stitch on ours.
Center the heart on the pennant and secure it with some pins.
With coordinating thread, top-stitch about 1/8″ seam around most of the heart, leaving an opening at the top to hold love notes.
The pennant pocket is now ready to hang! It’s a woolly cute project if you ask us!
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