Stitch felt love pennants for Valentine’s Day!

DIY felt love pennants | Paper & Pin

Yikes, Val-Day is almost upon us and I’m not sure how I feel about it… I mean, a day to get all loved up and give handmade cards? Awesome! But I’m not sure I’m a fan of all the pomp and frippery that comes with it. Overpriced roses? Weird set menus ‘for two’ at restauants? That’s not really my jam.

Generally, V-Day is an occasion to make a card for my boyfriend, maybe eat a whole box of chocolates and that’s generally it. I guess I’m more into the Galentine’s Day approach of showering your lady friends with love. So when I was thinking up Val-Day craft DIYs I wanted to make something that would be perfect for your bf/gf and bff and I think these felt love pennants really take the cake!

Made with felt and lines of stitching, these love pennants are the perfect nifty-gifty for your loved ones. Pop them on a stick or just pin them up around the place and feel the love!

DIY felt love pennants | Paper & Pin

To get started, we’ll need:
– Felt (A4 sized sheets are best)
– Embroidery thread (6 strand) + needle
– Water soluble marker or chalk pencil
– Wooden dowel
– Scissors

DIY felt love pennants | Paper & Pin

Start by cutting out your felt triangles. I made the top of mine 10cm wide and used the short edge of the felt as a guide for the length.

DIY felt love pennants | Paper & Pin

Then mark out your design using a chalk pencil or water-soluble marker. I LOVE water-soluble markers, I use them whenever I’m marking out an embroidery design. They stay nice and bright while you’re stitching and then come off easily with a spritz of water!

DIY felt love pennants | Paper & Pin

Now to start stitch your design! Thread up your needle with 3 strands of embroidery thread and make a knot in the end. You can outline in backstitch or my favourite, chain stitch. To start chain stitch, bring your needle up from the back.

DIY felt love pennants | Paper & Pin

Then reinsert the needle from the front next to the exiting thread and make a stitch, passing the thread under the point of the needle as it comes through. Passing the thread under the needle is what makes the loop of the chain so do’t forget!

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Then pull the thread nice and tight and you’ve got a lovely little chain!

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DIY felt love pennants | Paper & Pin

To continue, reinsert the needle from the front just outside the chain you just made, make a stitch and pass the thread under the needle point before you pull through. Then keep stitching away until your whole design is covered!

DIY felt love pennants | Paper & Pin

If you want to pop your pennant on a stick, just cut two strips of felt, fold them over to make tabs and secure with a few quick stitches.

DIY felt love pennants | Paper & Pin

Ah so much cuteness! Your pennant is now ready to give to whoever your heart desires!