Thursday, January 20, 2011

Personalized Felt Photo Locket-Tutorial

For Valentine's Day this year, I wanted to make something special for Aeris as she's been a bit blue lately.

Jason has been traveling a lot for work lately, and Aeris and her daddy are pretty much inseparable. For the first six months of her life, she would only sleep on her daddy's chest in the recliner. Six months! What a great husband I have to do that. Everytime Jason sits down for a meal, Aeris is his baby birdie, right next to him with her mouth open asking for bites. So, its needles to say she misses him like crazy! These two are just attached at the hip-you would think he was the one who carried her for nine months!

I wanted to give her a way to keep her daddy with her all the time, right around her neck. Since Aeris is only 2, a real locket wouldn't really be practical. I came up with this idea of a felt heart with a velcro closure and her daddy's picture sewn right inside!

This locket would make a terrific gift for a special little girl you know, especially those with someone special far away. It's got to be so hard for children with parents in the service, so this would be a great way to keep that person close to their heart!

Follow the tutorial to make your own!

1 sheet of red felt
1 sheet of white felt
1 sheet of printable fabric
1 skein of white red embroidery floss
1 skein of pink embroidery floss
1 yd of lace or ribbon for the necklace
sew-in velcro

Sewing machine
Sewing thread
Locket Template

1. Using the locket template provided, cut out 1 red locket and one white locket. Remove the cut out on the white locket.

2. Print out your desired image on printable fabric. Place the image behind the cut out and use a reverse applique technique to sew the image secure.

3. Pin the velcro in place on either end of the white locket. Sew it into place using your sewing machine.

4. Cut a long length of ribbon or lace to use for the neck strap. Make sure you make it long enough to slip over your recipients neck easily.

5. Place the red and white locket wrong sides together, and sew down the center seam.

6. Using a blanket stitch, sew around the perimeter of the locket.

7. I chose to personalize my locket even further by putting my daughter's initial on the cover. I just cut the A out of white felt and hot glued it to the front.

8. Share your own locket in the Baked Goods Flickr Group!


  1. love this idea! might have to make these for my little cousins!

  2. I absolutely love this! I'm going to have to do this for my daughter ~ my husband was activated for the Army for the next 8 weeks (in country), and she is missing him like CRAZY!

  3. I LOVE the locket and LOVE LOVE her skirt!!! Do you have a tute for that too?

  4. I have looking for a cute and meaningful Valentines day gift for my family and this is it! So cute. I am going to make a bunch for everyone in my family. I love your blog!

  5. First of all, your little girl is too adorable! I love her red hair :) I LOVE that locket! I featured it on my friday favorites!

  6. That is such a cute idea!!

    Please come join my linky party today!!!!

  7. That is super adorable, thanks so much for sharing. My daughter did the "daddy bed" for a while too. Go Super Daddies!

  8. I love this locket! I am so going to make a couple for my girls! I added a link to my craft site about it - I hope you don't mind.

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  10. the CA-UTEST thing EVER! absolutely LOVE it!

  11. Adorable! She is so sweet! I also LOVE the skirt did you make it?? please share some info on it! I have 8 nieces that must have those too!!! Thanks!!!!

  12. Ohhhhh or maybe you could do a tutorial on the skirt too?!?! Love all of this, thank you so much for sharing! She is just so cute!
    Thanks again and best wishes!

  13. What no-fray chiffon colors did you use for the skirt??? I would really love to know! I love the combo you chose:) (the skirt is the can can skirt pattern from dana-made-it for those above who asked!)

  14. Rosemary( 10, 2012 at 2:13 PM

    Thanks for a great idea. I made 2 lockets for my niece's children, a boy 4 and a girl 2. First I cut the outside red heart 1/4" bigger all the way around. Naturally I put their initials in white felt on the outside. Then I put both grandparents pictures inside so I cut out circles on both sides. I tried to use Heat & Bond Lite but ended up lightly tacking the white felt down because I was afraid of using too high heat would scorch it. My sister had some decorative ribbon which I hand sewed to the inside and made it so that it could be tied on as I did not have little ones around to measure how much to use to go around the neck. My sister was very pleased with them and sent them to her grandchildren in St. Louis. I can't wait to hear their response!

  15. How cute is that!!! Just adorable!



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