It took me a lot longer than I planned to finish these up, but it's still January, so I'm not too late, either!
Each pouch started with 9x10" rectangles, the flap is 8x7". Fully lined, I did the reverse inset hearts and then regular applique initials for each child. The outer fabric is white twill I had on hand for an abandoned project. The lining fabrics are different for each child. Two of them are Moda from last year's Sandy Gervais Valentines line. One is a Michael Miller print, the last a fun gingham look that I also used for Kirsten's hat.
I had to try them on the chairs, and Baby was so excited to see them. She pointed out all the letters and kept opening the pouch and peering inside.
Here is a Big Brothers, to give you an idea of how the boy version turned out:
See my previous post on how to make the inset heart, for details on the tutorials I was inspired by. I've wanted to make something like this for my children for a years...so happy I have it finished. I will warn you that this was not a quick project, especially making four of them, but I think the effort was well worth it.
I won't be decorating for Valentines, yet. It's still January, and we have a special little boy's birthday to celebrate before the month is over..and he doesn't appreciate all the pink and hearts around on his birthday.
UPDATE: If your curious about what I've put in their pouches, I've shared two ideas HERE and HERE.
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