If you truly love someone, you’ll always manage to find new and exciting Valentine’s Day gift ideas! Here are some of the best ones you can sew yourself to make your gift extra meaningful.
Practical Sewing Projects and Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas
Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas to Fall in Love All Over Again
Valentine’s Day is a special day for celebrating love. But, eventually, you’re going to run out of novel Valentine’s Day gift ideas for the special people in your life.
It seems like everything’s been done before—flowers, chocolates, V-Day cards, dinners, and surprises. I have to admit, every year I feel it gets more difficult to look for unique Valentine’s Day gift ideas.
Then, I remembered I know how to sew! I can actually make several of Valentine’s day gift ideas come to life.
My Valentine’s Day gift ideas are all about sewing the perfect gift truly reflective of what your special someone means to you. You can make these Valentine’s Day gift ideas even if you’re just a sewing novice.
Take out your sewing kits because it’s time to make your special someone fall for you all over again!
1. Quilted Valentine Hearts Pillow
Being reminded of the special kind of love you have doesn’t have to end when the sun goes down. Sleeping beside your special someone with a quilted Valentine hearts pillow proves you can feel in love 24/7.
2. Heart Gift Bag
Fill this heart gift bag with all the treats and trinkets your beloved enjoys and I assure you, seeing their face light up will be priceless.
3. Heart Garland
If you’re going for something more decorative than personal, then a heart garland is what you should sew. It can go in your bedroom or any part of the house.
Use it to decorate a special spot that’s been witness to how your love for each other has bloomed over time.
4. Felt Heart Bookmark
Valentine’s Day gift ideas aren’t always bold and striking. Sometimes, love can be found in the littlest and cutest forms.
A felt heart bookmark is perfect for your sweetheart who loves to read. And it can be done in two easy steps: Buy a romantic novel to go with the bookmark, or you can give it with a Valentine’s Day card.
5. Heart Zip Pouch
If you ask me, among these Valentine’s Day gift ideas, this heart zip pouch is the most practical. I use it to carry around spare change in case I need some.
That way, I’m always reminded to be frugal with my money so I can save up for that special vacation with my significant other.
6. Fabric Flower Valentine Wreath
If there are Christmas wreaths, winter wreaths, and autumn wreaths, then why not a fabric flower Valentine wreath?
Hanging such a splendid gift on your door will surely spread some love. This is a perfect gift for your friends who love hanging wreaths and decor on their front door the whole year round.
7. Heart Ornaments
These heart ornaments are the simplest yet most versatile of all Valentine’s Day gift ideas.
These can be hung almost anywhere. I personally tie it around my house keys because home is where the heart is.
8. Heart in Hand Gloves
My favorite on the list! Whatever your age is, whether you think about it or not, holding hands with your beloved is a beautiful and natural instinct.
With these heart in hand gloves, two hearts will literally become one.
9. Coffee Koozie
I know a friend who knew she loved her would-be husband the moment they shared their first cup of coffee. And so she’s making him a warm heart coffee koozie for their Valentine’s Day!
It’s definitely one of the sweetest Valentine’s Day gift ideas I have ever encountered.
— SewingDotCom (@Sewingdotcom) September 2, 2016
10. Valentine Envelopes
You can also give your Valentine’s Day card in these cozy casings. Keeping your love story highlights wrapped in sentimental envelopes you made yourself is pure love.
11. Hearts and Ruffles Mug Rug
Dinner dates aren’t the only way of celebrating Valentine’s Day. Welcome the day of love by sharing a wonderful breakfast using these hearts and ruffles mug rugs.
No need to wait for a special night to tell him how much you love him. Say it as you start the day with your first cup of coffee.
12. DIY Valentine Table Runner
No doubt, most sewing junkies have at least a couple of homemade table runners for Christmas. But for Valentine’s? I guess not.
If my guess is right, it’s high time you complete your holiday-themed table runners with this addition. Make this lovely Valentine table runner tutorial now and give it to every one of your favorite women in the world.
13. DIY Mini Zippered Goody Bags
Looking for Valentine’s gift ideas for women you can make in bulk? These zippered goody pouches make a perfect gift and a handy item for organizing small stuff in women’s purses.
14. Valentine’s Day Dog Scarf
Turn your pet pooch into your Valentine’s Day mascot with a present of a cute hearts scarf in tow. Make this easy heart scarf to make your adorable dog feel so loved.
15. Valentine’s Day Felt Placemat
One thing great about felt fabric for certain sewing projects like these placemats is the ease in handling it. In this particular heart craft, you only need basic hand sewing skills and a knack for mixing and matching fabric colors.
A few hours’ sewing will yield several pieces you can gift in sets this Valentine’s Day.
16. Valentine’s Day Tote Bag
Let the best people in your life shop in style and run errands around town with this handmade tote bag instead of those unfashionable eco-bags.
To personalize it, find the instruction in the tutorial and secure a glitter heat transfer vinyl sheet. There is a link in the tutorial to where you can get some or you can also find it here on Amazon.
17. Half Apron with Heart Pockets
Your girlfriends, mom, and sisters who love to cook in style will rave at this half apron with heart pockets. They won’t be able to resist the cute pink pleats and waistband with a ribbon tie to the back.
18. DIY Valentine’s Heat Pads
For women who often feel discomfort during that time of the month, this is the best Valentine’s gift for her — perfect, even. Both the warmth from the heart pad’s heat and the sweet thoughts from your handmade present will comfort them.
19. Candy Conversation Hearts Valentine’s Day Quilt Block Pattern and Tutorial
All you quilting beginners out there, look to this block quilt pattern tutorial as your first successful attempt. An easy quilt pattern like this cute candy hearts quilt block makes a perfect gift or keepsake this Valentine’s day.
20. Simple Felt Valentine’s Day Gift Bags
I guess we can never get away with chocolate as the designated sweet treat for Valentine’s Day. Your sweet tooth sweetheart, BFF, or any dear person in your life will appreciate nothing else.
Sew these simple felt Valentine’s day gift bags and stuff with chocolate and other sweet treats. Make it your signature, so they know instantly it’s from their sweet sewing buff benefactor.
21. Fabric Cones for Valentine’s Day
Here’s another cute and holiday-ready holder for more sweet treats to give your Valentine. If you’re going to make several fabric cones (which I’m sure you will), make a template pattern from cardboard, first.
Then, simply trace the pattern on the fabric before cutting the cones out. You won’t need to pin the pattern to the fabric every time.
22. Easy to Make Fabric Hearts
To make these fabric hearts perfect for Valentine’s giveaways or presents, work on several pieces at a time to give them in sets as home decor. With your stash of fabric scraps, ribbons, and lace fabrics, you’ll pull this off in time for Valentine’s Day… or maybe next year.
23. Drawstring Bonnet Basket for Valentine’s
Give the ultimate gift pack for Valentine’s Day, not just with chocolates and sweet treats in these roomier gift bags you can make. Pick festive and colorful fabrics with either floral or heart prints.
Learn how to make a DIY heart pillow in this tutorial by Dhwani Bhatt:
Nothing beats practical and personalized Valentine’s Day gifts. We believe, they’re some of the most treasured keepsakes by your loved ones.
We predict any of these Valentine’s Day gift ideas will last for years in your loved one’s collection of tokens. Giving a gift with a lot of thought and meaning behind it is what counts after all. Happy Valentine’s Day, sewers!
Which of these Valentine’s Day gift ideas are you excited to make? Let me know in the comments section!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published 0n February 6, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.