How to Sew Keepsake Name Pocket ANGELS | SEWING DIY

Losing a loved one is never easy, and finding ways to honour their memory and keep them close to our hearts can provide a sense of comfort during difficult times. That's why we've put together this tutorial on creating a beautiful keepsake angel to represent strength, love, and peace. 

This fabric angel can be sewn using our free pattern and is a special way to honour the memory of a loved one or to gift to someone who has lost someone special.

This easy-to-follow tutorial is designed for those with medium-level sewing skills and can be completed in just 30 minutes by beginners. The approximate cost for this project is only $4, making it a budget-friendly and meaningful way to create a cherished keepsake.


Sewing skills - Medium level
Approx cost - $4
Approx time - 30 mins for a beginner

This fabric angel can be made using a soft fur fabric with a tiny stretch and can be embellished with sequins or beads to add a personal touch. This project is perfect for a variety of uses, such as a holiday decoration, a gift for someone who has lost a loved one, or as a comforting keepsake to keep close to your own heart.

  • Soft Fabric
  • Sequins or beads
  • Sewing Machine
  • Stuffing
I used a soft fur fabric with a tiny stretch in it which worked well, but have also used stretch velvet which turns out great.


  1. Print & cut out your pattern
  2. Pin pattern to fabric and cut out leaving a hem
  3. Sew around the edge in a straight stitch leaving a hole under the wing on the side. Make sure the outside fabric faces in
  4. Pull the angel the correct way out through the hole
  5. Stuff the Angel with filling making sure it is not too fat
  6. Hand-stitch the side seam up
  7. Highlight your wings by sewing the lines with a sewing machine. Large stitch length
  8. Decorate with your sequins or beads
This project is a little fiddly but definitely not a hand-sewing project if you want it this neat.

I have also made this design using beading for the name and halo. The end result is different which shows you that you can customise however you choose. These were for a wedding party to carry with them on the day in memory of a loved one.

I have uploaded a free DIY pattern for you below to make your own, you could print at whichever size you would like your keepsake name Angel to be. I made my ones approx 20cm in length.

This would make a beautiful precious gift for someone who has lost a loved one. You can add some ribbon so it can hang as a feature for a special decoration or make it large for a pillow.

We hope this tutorial provides you with a way to honour the memory of your loved one and brings you comfort during difficult times. Let's get started and create a beautiful keepsake name Angel together.

Happy Crafting!

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