Valentine's Day is the perfect time to tell the ones closest to you how much you love them. What better way to do that than with a cute as can be Kawaii Fortune Cookie Valentines? A keepsake reminder of love in an adorable cookie package with a sweet face. This hand-sewn and stuffed with my favorite super soft Poly-Fil® from Fairfield World™ is a quick and easy project to create in just about 30 minutes.
How to Sew a Kawaii Fortune Cookie Valentines
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Here's what you need to make a Fortune Cookie:
- Poly-Fil® from Fairfield World™
- Kunin® Classic™ Felt 9” x 12” Craft Cuts – Cashmere Tan, Red, Black, Light Pink
- Embroidery Floss to match Cashmere Tan Felt and White
- Embroidery Needle
- Tombow MONO Twin Permanent Marker
- Straight Pins
- E6000 Fabri-Fuse Fabric Glue
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Ribbon with a Valentine's Day theme
- Kawaii Fortune Cookie Valentines Patterns – download below ⇓
Here's how to hand sew a Fortune Cookie Valentine:
Gather all supplies. Download, print, and cut out the Kawaii Fortune Cookie Valentines patterns BELOW ⇓ Trace the circular fortune cookie pattern onto Cashmere Tan Kunin Felt with the MONOTWIN Permanent Marker. Cut out fortune cookie with scissors. TIP: Cut inside the traced line to create a clean finished project.
Measure and cut a five inch length of Valentine's Day themed ribbon and fold in half to create a loop. Fold felt fortune cookie in half, insert ribbon loop and secure with straight pins. Thread tan embroidery floss onto an embroidery needle. I always use this needle threader to make my sewing life easier.
The blanket stitch is my go to for creating dimensional projects that will be stuffed. It is super easy and not scary at all. Start by bringing your needle up about 1/4″ below the edge of the fabric edge, or the piece you are sewing on. In this case, the tan felt. Sew a little stitch about 1/4″ from the left of this one, putting the needle 1/4″ below the edge of the felt and bringing it out just above the felt. Make sure the needle passes over the loop of thread. Repeat this last step again to start forming the blanket stitch. Sew all the way around the fortune cookie, switching to a straight stitch to secure the ribbon loop, and leaving a two inch opening at the end for stuffing.
Stuff the Kawaii Fortune Cookie Valentines with Poly-Fil® from Fairfield World™. Stuff tighter at both ends and softer in the middle, so the cookie can be “folded” in the next step. I love to use a chopstick to get the Poly-Fil® in all the right places. Blanket stitch the opening closed. For the last stitch, loop it through the second to last stitch to make the thread lay flat.
Squeeze both ends of fortune cookie together to create a fold in the middle of the stuffed pillow. Apply a generous amount of hot glue to the fold and hold together until the glue cools. Add extra glue to the fold to create the perfect fortune cookie shape.
Trace eyes and mouth onto Black Kunin Felt, heart onto Red Felt, and cheeks onto Light Pink Felt. Cut out all shapes with scissors. Thread white embroidery floss onto an embroidery needle and create a French Knot in both of the black felt eyes. Close to the point that the thread comes out of the fabric, hold your needle and wrap the thread around the needle 3 times. Hold the end of the thread with your thumb, and with your other hand put the needle point back in right next to where you brought it up. Pull the needle through the wrapped thread, holding lightly to the end until it’s all pulled through. This will form a French Knot! Attach Kawaii Fortune Cookie Valentines features with E6000 Fabri-Fuse Fabric Glue using the photo as a guide for placement.
Kawaii Fortune Cookie Valentines a Beginner Sewing Project
I hope you will use my Kawaii Fortune Cookie Valentines as a jumping-off point to showcase your creativity to make a sweet and adorable keepsake for someone you love! Switch up the colors to include reds, pinks, and purples, the possibilities are endless! Kunin® Felt is an easy, versatile, and forgiving medium that allows you to create affordable but trendy projects whether you are a beginner or an expert crafter!
This is a perfect beginner sewing project to complete with tweens and teens. Poly-Fil® from Fairfield World™ is the perfect stuffing for all your plush pillow projects! Features 100% premium polyester fiber, superior resiliency, and smooth consistency. It is made from 100% recycled polyester fiber, washable, and non-allergenic. Plus Poly-Fil® is proudly made in the USA, and unconditionally guaranteed. Plushies are perfect for sending through the mail to the ones you love!
Cute Valentine's Day projects can be found throughout my website. Check out Clay Pot Love Bugs made with Dollar Tree supplies. Valentine's Day Gnome Stuffies come with a punny tag. This sweet Conversation Candy Heart Banner is one of my favorite projects of all time!
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