Felt Heart Tutorial

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Here is a simple, last-minute craft project for Valentines Day. Easy enough for anyone to do, I included several pictures just to prove it.

You will need:
a heart template (I just searched Google)
1 sheet pink felt
1 sheet cream/white felt
red embroidery floss
embroidery needle

Step 1:
cut out two large hearts from white/cream felt, one smaller heart from pink felt.

Step 2:
Pin the smaller pink heart to one of the larger white hearts. Prepare/thread your needle with three strands of red embroidery floss.

Step 3:
With a running stitch, stitch the two pieces together, just inside the edge of the smaller pink heart. Stop with a small gap left to allow for stuffing.

Step 4:
Stuff and stitch closed; tie off thread. We're halfway there!

Step 5:
Pin the second large white heart to the back of the first. Again, with three strands of red embroidery floss, stitch the two pieces together with a running stitch just inside the edge of the large white heart. Remember to leave a gap for stuffing!

Step 6:
Stuff and stitch up the remaining gap. I tend to stuff these rather dense, but it depends on the type of fiberfill you buy, some is springier than others. Hide your thread by pulling the last stitch through only one layer. Tie off your thread and you're done!

Tie off your thread and you're done!

Be sure to leave a comment and show off your own felt hearts! Happy Valentine's Everybody!


Adam said...

Right now, I think my masculinity is preventing me from calling it "cute", but had it been a Companion Cube, I may have succumbed to temptation.

Nice work, anyhow!

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