Love Note Valentine’s Day Bunting

Love Note Valentines Day Bunting

Hello Lil’ Luna readers! My name is Bev and I blog over at Flamingo Toes. I am so excited to be here as the new sewing contributor!

Today I have a super sweet project for you – this Love Note Valentine’s Day Bunting. It is made up of 14 pretty little fabric envelopes, so you can use it as an Valentine’s Day countdown and fill it with cute notes, treats, activity ideas . . . whatever you’d like!

Fabric Envelope Bunting

The envelopes are so easy to sew up too. I made mine up from some vintage fabrics I had (I kind of have a thing for vintage fabrics and linens) but you could use any sweet fabrics to make up yours.

To make one envelope you’ll need:
One 8″ square of each of these:
~Outer fabric
~Lining fabric
~Fusible fleece
One Button
3″ piece of jute, ribbon or other thin trim
Envelope pattern – you can take apart any small envelope to use as a pattern, or you can use my pattern. Click here to get it!

You will need to cut out fourteen envelopes for the entire bunting if you are going to use it as a countdown – and you will need a long piece of twine or ribbon to attach the envelopes to for the bunting.

Begin by cutting out your outer fabric, lining fabric, and fusible fleece for all your envelope pieces. Iron the fusible fleece to the wrong side of the outer fabric.

cutting out envelope shape

Loop a 3″ piece of twine and line the ends up with the top center curve of the envelope. Pin in place on the right side of the lining fabric. Lay the right side of the outer fabric over the lining fabric, lining up all your curves.

loop for envelope

Sew around the top left and top right sides of the envelope, as well as the bottom section, beginning and ending about 1/2″ before the curves and corners. The stitching line is marked on the pattern for you.
This will leave the left and right lower sections open.

sewing valentines envelope

Trim your corners and clip the curves.
Turn your envelope right side out and press.

pressing valentines envelope

Now you have two little open sections, one on each lower side. Fold the right lower side section in half, with the center being where the pattern curves in a little.
Sew from the fold up to the end. Trim and clip seam.

side seams on envelope

Repeat for the other lower seam.
Turn envelope right side out. If you need to, you can use a sharp tool to make sure the corners look nice and sharp. I use a chopstick for this. Fancy, I know.
Press your envelope.

fabric envelope

To finish off the envelope, we’re going to add a little button to hold it closed. I chose these little heart shells. Aren’t they super cute?

heart button for envelope

Repeat 13 more times with the rest of your fabric to make all 14 envelopes. They look so sweet all lined up!

fabric valentines envelope

I think they look so cute like this – if you don’t want to use them as a bunting you could just have the kids or hubby open up one envelope a day.

If you do decide to use them as a bunting, you can cut piece of twine the length you’d like your bunting and then just attach the envelopes with small stitches on the inside to hold them in place. Super easy.

Valentine's Day Bunting

If you head over to Flamingo Toes today, I have some Free Printables to go with the bunting! You can download the cards and add activities, sweet little love notes, ideas of Valentine’s activities you can do for others, and more.

valentines notes for envelopes

I am so excited about this bunting, I can’t wait to start using it on February 1st!

Fabric Valentines Bunting

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OH MY!! How adorable is this?!? LOVE it, Bev!!!

Be sure to go to Flamingo Toes for more fun projects from Bev!

ENJOY!

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  1. 1

    These are SO cute, Bev! Such a fun idea for a Valentine’s Day countdown. They look super easy to make, too!
    Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe recently posted..Cookie Cutter ValentinesMy Profile

  2. 2

    Adorable idea but the link for the pattern doesn’t work :-(
    The printables keep coming up …or am I doing something wrong ??

  3. 4

    Oh my goodness Bev!! That is sooo cute. Not that I’m surprised. ;) You have the cutest ideas. xo
    Mique recently posted..Printable Un-Valentine’s Day TreatsMy Profile

  4. 5

    That is so adorable. I love it Bev!

    xoxo

  5. 6

    So cute Bev!! Love everything you do
    Jamielyn@iheartnaptime recently posted..Heart Applique for PillowsMy Profile

  6. 7

    I’m in love with these! I especially love the vintage florals!

  7. 8

    These are so precious! I tried it myself and it turned out a little different. I was wondering if maybe there was a video I could watch as to how to sew the bottom open sections together. My seams ended up wrong side out. Could you help? I’m trying to get them done before this weekend for my husband to open everyday until Valentines day. Thank you so much for the post!

    • 9

      I made some of these tonight and on the first one it helped if I pinned it first and turned it right side out to get a picture of what I was doing! So you lay the envelope with the outer fabric up and lining down. Take the right corner and match it to the right edge of the bottom flat edge. Now you should have it lined up where the lining is on the outside and the outer fabric is inside. Sew that edge. Do the same for both sides. Hope that helps!

      • 10

        That does help, thanks!! I realized only after I posted my comment that in order to have the seam on the inside the outer fabric needed to be facing up while folding to match the corners, as you said (the opposite of how I did it the first time). I’m still very new to sewing:)

  8. 11

    Hello Bev. I love this idea! so cute!

  9. 12

    The love note bunting is adorable. It’s 1am but I have to make at least one right now. Going to put them on my granddaughter’s plates for Easter dinner. Thanks.


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