Thursday, January 27, 2011

Felt Valentines for Boys

I found these beautiful Valentine hair clips and will be making some of these for the little girls in my life.
I really wanted to do do something for the boys that would be similar. This is what I came up with:

Fun right? First I drew a pattern that was football shaped and one that was a circle.

I cut them out.

I used the shapes as a template and cut six football shapes out of brown felt, six circles from orange felt and six circles from white felt.

I found white embroidery floss for the football stitching, red for the baseball stitching and brown for the basketball lines. I really would have used black for the basketball but I didn't have any on hand and who wants to go to the store when there is a project that can be done?

I stitched lines on the baseball as shown.

I doubled back to fill in the holes. I make the stitches across as I went.

I used a double strand of red on the three of each of the colors. -- they may be boys but it is still a valentine... These will be the back side.

I matched a ball front with a heart back and stitched them together with embroidery floss that matched the color of the ball. Be sure to leave about a half inch gap unsewn on the bottom in the center for the pencil.

Do stitching on the footballs and the basketballs in the same manner and you get...


  1. Super Cute! The colors worked great.

  2. Very cute! I can see a little girl being disappointed that she doesn't get a pencil with a cute top. The heart clips remind me of some that I made for you decades ago.

  3. Well, I wasn't going to give pencils with them... I guess I could have some hearts on hand that could be pencil toppers. They wouldn't be any more work than the clips.