Harry is loving sewing at the moment, and it's something that I'm keen to encourage as it's something that I love too! These simple felt bags are a great first sewing project, and they can be filled with sweets to make a lovely Valentine's Day gift. You can also reuse the gift bag from year to year. Felt is a great fabric for crafting with when children are learning to sew for the first time, because it is sturdy and easy for them to hold onto while they sew. You can also easily add the decorations using fabric glue.
An A4 sized sheet of felt will make two gift bags. Fold the felt sheet in half by placing the two shorter sides together, then cut down the middle to create two rectangles. Keep the felt folded, and sew down each side to make the bag. We just used a simple running stitch in a contrasting colour, as I quite like the look of having the stitches visible. An older child might like to use a back stitch, and then turn the bag inside out so that the stitches are hidden and it all looks a bit neater.