Are you in the mood for love? The past few months have been tough for everyone, so it’s more important than ever to show your loved ones just how much you care. And there’s no better way to do that than with a selection of handmade gifts, each carefully stitched with love! Whether you’re sewing for a partner, little ones or a gal pal (Did you know that 13th February marks Galentine’s Day - a day to celebrate your girlfriends?), check out our round-up of the top sewing patterns for Valentine’s Day – don’t forget to share your finished makes with us on our social media!
Did you know that swans mate for life? How romantic is that! This duo symbolises eternal love, so they're the perfect project to give to someone you hold dearest. Position them nestled together and their beaks form a delightful heart shape – the epitome of a fairy tale romance!
Nothing is more meaningful than a treasured photograph, so why not repurpose your old wooden sewing bobbins into a set of charming photo holders? It’s a great way to have a reminder of your cherished memories whenever you pass by. Alternatively, you can use the slots to tuck away a cheesy love poem for your Valentine.
If you’re after a more ambitious Valentine’s make, try this scrap-busting heart block pattern. Everyone loves a bit of Liberty print, so this quilt is a guaranteed winner. It looks wonderfully intricate, but it’s super easy to make. If you start now, you might just have time to finish it before the big day!
If you want to go the extra mile during this season of love, go ahead and make a matching patchwork cushion to go with your new quilt! You’ll practise embroidery techniques such as stem stitch and French knots to complete this comfy home accessory, which features a gorgeous floral wreath that will last a lifetime, unlike a supermarket bunch!
If embroidery is your jam, but you’re in a time crunch, we recommend these vintage-style heart tokens – they’re perfect for using up your scraps, too. They’re super versatile: either choose your favourite, mix and match the designs to suit your Valentine perfectly, or simply stitch them all!
While date night might look a little different this year, it’s still nice to get dressed up in a pretty frock on special occasions – even if you’re just sat on the sofa with a takeaway. The Posey pattern includes beautiful elbow-length dolman sleeves and an optional tie belt, and you’ll be able to practise some vital stitching techniques, including hand sewing, clipping curves and attaching bias binding.
Check out the huge range of other free dressmaking, accessories, homeware and gift projects we have to offer – there’s something for every occasion.
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