How to Sew a Heart Drawstring Bag for Valentine’s Day

How to Sew a Heart Drawstring Bag for Valentine’s Day

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5 different sized heart quilt blocks

How to Sew a Drawstring Bag with a Heart Quilt Block

💌❤️ Sew a sweet heart drawstring bag for a Valentine’s Day gift bag that will be as appreciated as whatever you put inside. Measuring in at a finished size of 7″ x 9″ x 2″ there are lots of things this bag can hold! (What will you put inside? Let me know in the comments)

The heart block used in the bag is the 4″ block size. Click here for the heart block tutorial on my blog which has all the measurements for 5 size blocks and a video tutorial. If you’re new to quilting, his is a great quilt block for beginners to see if you it.

WATCH THE VIDEO | GET THE PRINTABLE DIRECTIONS ON ETSY

🧵 The fabric used in this tutorial is my “Red February Flower Toss” from Riley Blake Designs – part of the Monthly Placemat Panel series.

cut pieces of fabric

SUPPLIES

🎯 SHORTCUTS TO SPECIFIC TOPICS:

00:00 Introduction
00:33 Supplies
01:49 Make bag front
03:18 Trim & sew bag outside and lining
06:00 Pressing tips for box bottoms

07:21 Sew the box bottoms
08:32 Tip for chain stitching box bottoms
09:00 Assemble the bag
12:30 Make Drawstring Channels
15:41 Insert Drawstrings

2 Drawstring Bags with Hearts

This style of drawstring bag has 2 pieces of fabric sewn on the outside of the bag to form a drawstring chanel which becomes part of the “look” of the bag.

I usually use 2 fabrics for this bag – one for the heart, channel and lining and another for the rest of the bag outside. See how simply reversing the fabrics changes the look!

📝 You can make a bag with (2) fat quarters, (2) ¼ yards or fabric scraps if you have the right sizes.

fabric heart quilt block

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📌 Be sure to save it to Pinterest and follow me for more ideas and resources for sewing, crafting and creative living.

If you make a Heart Drawstring Bag and post on Instagram be sure to tag me (@artisttarareed) – I love to see what people create. Follow my YouTube channel for new sewing projects and tips every week.

🧵 Tara Reed

P.S. Is there a sewing tutorial you’d love to see? Leave me a comment and I’ll add it to my idea list!

 

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Sewing for Valentine’s Day – Free Heart Quilt Block Tutorial

Sewing for Valentine’s Day – Free Heart Quilt Block Tutorial

Disclaimer: Some of the links this post may be affiliate and Amazon Associate links where I will earn a small commission at no extra cost to you.
5 different sized heart quilt blocks

Heart Quilt Block Tutorial – video and free printable PDF

💌❤️ If you will be Sewing for Valentine’s Day then this free heart quilt block tutorial is for you! This is a great quilt block for beginners to see how they like quilting and a great block to use as a basis of any kind of heart project.

I’ll guide you step-by-step through the process of creating a beautiful and festive heart quilt block that’s perfect for adding a touch of romance to your home decor or crafting heartfelt gifts for your loved ones. Whether you’re a seasoned quilter or just starting out, our free tutorial is designed to make the process enjoyable and accessible to all skill levels.

WATCH THE VIDEO ON YOUTUBE | GET THE FREE PDF OF WRITTEN DIRECTIONS

Spread the love and get into the Valentine’s Day spirit with a handmade touch!

Whether you’re creating a quilt, mug rug, gift bag, pillow and more for your significant other, family member, or friend, this tutorial is bound to fill your crafting sessions with joy and creativity. 🧵 FABRIC USED is my “Red February Flower Toss” from Riley Blake Designs – part of the Monthly Placemat Panel series.

cut pieces of fabric

SUPPLIES

HOW TO MAKE A heart quilt block

Please read all instructions before beginning. Seam allowances are ¼”.

RST = Right Sides Together.

Each heart block has 8 pieces:

  • (2) Heart Fabrics (A)
  • (2) large background squares (B)
  • (4) small background squares (C)

Cut fabrics based on the chart below.

fabric pieces needed to make a heart quilt block
sizes of fabric needed to make 5 sizes of heart quilt blocks
  • Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of all 6 background fabrics B & C. (fig. 1)
  • Place the (2) large squares (B) on the bottom of the heart fabrics (A), RST and with the marked lines as shown. (fig. 2)
  • Sew on the lines. (fig. 3)
draw diagonal lines

figure 1

place bottom corners with diagonal lines as shown

figure 2

stitch on lines

figure 3

  • Trim corners leaving ¼” beyond the stitching. (fig. 4)
  • Press seams open. (fig. 5)
trim bottom corners 1/4" from stitch line

figure 4

flip and press bottoms corners

figure 5

  • Place the (4) small squares (C) on the top of the heart fabrics (A), RST and with the marked lines as shown. (fig. 6)
  • Sew on the lines. (fig. 7)
  • Trim corners leaving ¼” beyond the stitching. (fig. 8)
place top corners with diagonal lines as shown

figure 6

stitch on lines

figure 7

trim top corners 1/4" from stitch line

figure 8

  • Press seams open. (fig. 9)
  • Sew the two halves of the heart block, RST. (fig. 10)
  • Press seams open and you’re done! (fig. 11)
    flip and press top corners

    figure 9

    finished Heart Quilt Block

    figure 10

    fabric heart quilt block

    figure 11

    — WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR HEART QUILT BLOCKS —

    Now that you know how to make a heart block, here are a few projects to use them in!

    — LOVE THIS IDEA? —

    💌 Be sure to save it to Pinterest and follow me for more ideas and resources for sewing, crafting and creative living.

    If you make a Heart Quilt Block or project with the block(s) and post on Instagram be sure to tag me (@artisttarareed). Follow my YouTube channel for new sewing projects and tips every week.

    🧵 Tara Reed

    P.S. Is there a sewing tutorial you’d love to see? Leave me a comment and I’ll add it to my idea list!

     

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