Are you in the mood for Love? If so, you may like this specially curated collection of 40 Valentine’s Day Projects to Sew! I’ve included all kinds of fun projects, from Valentine’s Heart Quilts to Valentine’s Day pillows! Enjoy!
The weather here has been so horribly gray and cloudy this week that I’ve begun to get a bad case of the winter blaaaahhhsss….. That must be why they put Valentine’s Day smack dab in the middle of Winter. To give us a little respite from all the gray dreariness.
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As much as I dislike winter, I look forward to Valentine’s Day every year. It’s the combination of a fresh start, a romantic holiday, and my love of the color pink!
Valentine’s Day Fabric
If you’re looking for cute Valentine’s Day fabric to create your projects with, may I recommend my Mint for You collection with Riley Blake Designs. It features 21 fun and “punny” Valentine’s Day prints. Including a panel just the right size to create a quilt or a set of pillows.
You can buy the fabric collection at many online stores (Fat Quarter Shop & Etsy) and in brick-and-mortar fabric stores.
40+ Valentine Projects to Sew, Craft & Quilt
Things to Sew for Valentine's Day
If you want to sew the winter blues away, I've rounded up 40 sewing projects perfect for Valentine's Day. I have to admit that searching the web for them this week made my days a little bit brighter--- there's just something so cheerful about a little red heart 🙂
Cross My Heart Valentine's Day Pillow Tutorial
This pillow is so simple to make, just applique three hearts on to a rectangle and sew!
Heart of Hearts Quilt
This fun Valentine's Day quilt features my Mint for You fabric and is made using a pre-cut pack of fabric.
Tic Tac Cat Quilt
The Tic Tac Cat quilt includes instructions to make three different quilts! This is the Valentine's Day version. There's also Halloween!
All the Hearts Quilt
I love how this bright and colorful quilt turned out. It features twelve different heart quilt blocks in an interesting setting.
Patchwork Heart Quilted Pillow Tutorial
Amy designed twelve fabulous pillows for us last year. Her Patchwork Heart pillow is perfect for Valentine's Day.
Fabric Envelope Sewing Pattern
A Valentine that you can use year after year!
How to Make Valentine's Canvas Zip Bags
These sweet little bags make great gifts!
DIY Valentine's Day Sweatshirts
I designed these sweatshirts after wishing I had something fun and simple to wear on Valentine's Day.
Chocolate Stash Zip Pouch Pattern
A sweet and unique take on a simple zip pouch. The kiss applique adds a special touch.
How to Make a Mug Rug using Quilt as you Go Method
These mug rugs feature a quilt as you go method. Making them simple and oh so fun to make.
Hand Embroidered Felt Gift Tag Tutorial
A little gift tag that you can use year after year.
Tutorial: Charming Gathered Table Runner
This tutorial is an oldie but a goodie! It's made using a 5" pre cut of fabric.
Vintage Postcard Pillow
I love this little pillow and look forward to pulling it out every February. It's made by printing a vintage image directly on fabric.
Sweet Heart Zip Pouch
Twelve little felt hearts decorate this zip bag.
Heart Banner Tutorial; a Valentine's Day Craft Idea
Super simple but striking and fun to use to decorate a mantel for Valentine's day.
Felt Heart DIY Earbud Pouch
Perfect for earbuds or to use as a coin pouch.
Valentine Felt Envelope Pattern
Amy Chappel designed these sweet felt heart envelopes. You can attach them to an embroidery hoop like she did here, or use them on a pillow or other item.
Heart Fabric Rag Wreath Tutorial
This one is "no-sew" but still uses fabric so I figured it deserved a place on this list.
Quilted Heart Valentine Coaster Tutorial
These hearts are pieced using Foundation Paper Piecing.
How to Make Pot Holders: Easy Oven Mitt Pattern
A fun change from a simple square potholder.
Simple Fabric Heart Coasters Tutorial
More coaster! These ones are made using reverse applique.
These are so sweet, and would be lovely hanging on a fireplace mantle during the month of Februrary.
Valentine Pot Holder
Another great take on a heart pot holder.
Easy Knit Heart Dress
This little dress is simple, but the effect is so cute! I love the giant hearts!
A Valentine Skirt.
Add a fun heart to an existing skirt or sew your own.
I designed this apron for the Moda Bake Shop book, and it made the cover. You can only get the pattern in the book, it's full of great projects.
Knock-off Anthropologie Heart Pillow
I love the texture of the shaggy hearts on this pillow.
DIY Valentine's Day Pillows
So many cute pillows! You'll want to make a stack for your own home.
Burlap Valentine Heart Pillow
Another great Valentine's Day pillow DIY!
Valentine Throw Pillow Tutorial
Can you have too many Valentine's Day pillows? I think not!
Heart Strings Valentines Day Pillow Tutorial
Tiny hearts add a bit of texture to this simple pillow.
"Bursting" Heart Pillow
I love the effect the piecing has on this pillow. It's all raw edge appliqued.
La La Love You Valentine Pillow
Another fabulous pillow tutorial!
DIY Valentine Fabric Envelopes- and use them for a Valentine Advent
These are adorable and are giving me "Alice in Wonderland" vibes!
DIY // "Warm Heart" Coffee Cozy
A simple little project that would make a great gift.
DIY Fabric Hearts for Valentine's Day
Sweet little sachets made from vintage fabric.
Love Notes for Valentine's Day Bunting
How cute is this? All of these heart envelopes are made from vintage fabrics.
I love everything the Purl Bee does. They always make simple look stunning!
crazy heart pants
Dana walks you through how to make these fun pants!
"Be good to your Heart" quilt block tutorial
This is a pattern for a single quilt block, just make multiples and sew them together to create an entire quilt.
Elbow Heart Patches at Superficial Girls – (at the time of the original posting, this tutorial was available, it has since been removed. You can find similar directions on this post)
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Post originally published January 2015; Updated January 2023
I could just hug your neck for this post! As it is SuperBowl week-end, I have planned all week to have an entire week-end of creative sewing. Your blog this morning was the inspirational start out point (as I was planning Valentine sew gifts for loved ones). Thank you! The creative juices are flowing!
Jaime Costiglio says
Melissa thank you for including my drop cloth zipper pouch with gingham heart. So fun to be among all these great ideas, you have a really nice round up here. Enjoy your weekend.
Melissa Mortenson says
So glad that you like them! I ADORE your zipper pouches!!!
Oh my GASH! I can’t contain all the heart cuteness, I wish I had time to do EVERY SINGLE ONE. I can’t believe I’m getting so worked up over hearts ha ha! Seriously though, thanks for the list. They’re all adorable 🙂
Bonnie Zukowski says
Love your post! I am teaching grand kids how to sew, some of these are perfect projects. Thank You!
Love all these projects! Can’t wait to get started on many of them!
Maureen | Valentine's says
Love all these projects. I really like the La La Love You pillow. Looks like it was made from felt, so it will be pretty easy to do.
Christi Carpenter says
Love all the ideas!! Lots of inspiration. However, I really liked the envelopes from Flamingo Toes and when I went to the site, the tutorial was not there. It was just the jpeg for the bunting. I printed out the template, but confused on stitching process. Any way I can get the tutorial?
Thanks so much for putting this list together.
Melissa Mortenson says
Make sure you’re clicking the link in our list that says “read more”. It came right up for me, if you have questions about the specific tutorial, you’ll need to contact the owner of that site.