Well now, it’s a lot later than I thought it would be when I had originally intended to post this, so this will be part one of a felt hearts project tutorial. I’m actually making some right now, and this tutorial will take you as far as I am. Tomorrow will complete it.
It’s really easy, and allows for a lot of wiggle room creatively, but between doing my actual job, running errands and spilling mushy potatoes all over myself (happens a lot) I ran out of not-super-exhausted time.
HERE WE GO:
- Felt (and any other scrap material you are looking to use really)
- Embroidery floss in complementing colors
- Filling (example: cotton balls, stuffing, catnip, rice, lavender, beans) depends on what you want it to be.
- Scissors, needle, pins
- and the free template linked bellow
- any extra baubles you want to accessorize with (ribbon, buttons)
I pretty much started out with a pile of all my scraps and whatnot sitting on the table in front of me and stared at it for a while. Then I found this template online and thought it would be a perfect, worry free craft to attempt on my “slow” day.
-First I grabbed a handful of my fabrics that are semi sturdy and started cutting making sure there was at least a back and front heart for each one I wanted to make regardless of size. It took me forever, but I ended up with a pile of them.
Next, I paired the hearts up in their own designs and pinned them in place. I really only do this because I have the worst worst worst memory in all of space and time. It’s a wonder that I’m wearing both shoes when I go outside.
-From there I took the front piece and put it together by blanket stitching around the edges of the shapes.
After that, you stitch EVERYTHING. Just leave a little room open to stuff it (smaller hearts can use just cotton balls if you like)
And that’s where I currently am, the stuffing and purposing phase. See what I’ve got so far? I’m growing fond of the pink one with three hearts.
Ok, that’s it for tonight before I pass out on my keyboard. See me tomorrow 4/6 to see my finished products and get more information on how to make this craft your own. In the meantime, if you have any ideas on what I should use these for let me know. I’m pretty up in the air about it still.
love and hearts.
“Here is my secret. It’s quite simple: One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince