I’ve always loved vintage style valentines. You can still find them on Ebay or Etsy and even at flea markets. When I saw this “Vintage Valentines” fabric from Michael Miller I loved it instantly and ordered some for the shop.
What can you do with this fabric though, if you don’t sew? A lot! A quick and easy project you can make is your own version of vintage valentines. All you need is a fat quarter of this fabric, some blank notecards, iron-on adhesive, scissors and an iron.
Let’s make some!
Cut out the valentines you want to use on your cards. Take your iron-on adhesive, (I use Heat-N-Bond Lite, but you can use whatever brand you like), and cut it to the size of your valentine. Iron it on, rough side goes on the “wrong” side of the fabric. The “wrong” side is the side without the print. Repeat this step on all your fabric valentines. I use the cotton setting on my iron. Once the fabric valentines are cool, take your scissors and cut into your desired shape. I just try to go with the natural shape of whatever I’m cutting.
Once you’ve cut all your fabric valentines, you are ready to make the cards. Grab your blank notecard, and peel the paper backing off your fabric valentine. Position it in place on your card. Iron it on. That’s it! Once you have the basics down, how to create the appliques/iron-ons for your cards, you can get creative. Layer the appliques, use glitter glue, sharpies, even paint to outline them. You can add stickers, glitter, whatever you like. There are zero rules here, just go for it!
If you make some valentines of your own, please share! You can tag us on Instagram @nicecosas
Have FUN Creating!