Thursday, February 12, 2015

Hanging Heart Valentine

Hey guys! I've got a new tutorial for you today, and another free Valentine's Day pattern to stitch up!

This cute little hanging heart is easy to stitch by hand and makes a great Valentine's decoration or gift. The winged heart motif is from my book, Doodle Stitching Holiday Motifs. It's full of lots of embroidery patterns to stitch for every holiday year round!

Here's the free winged heart pattern and heart templates to make this little project:

First, transfer the embroidery pattern onto white fabric and stitch it up. Then trace the heart templates onto fabrics and cut them out with pinking shears.
 You'll need two of the largest heart. The embroidered motif will be on the smallest, white heart.

Pin the top three hearts together in layers and stitch around the edge of the white heart with the running stitch. Then pin the back piece to the front and stitch around the outside (red) heart. 

Before you close it up, stuff some stuffing inside and tuck the ends of a 6 inch piece of ribbon in under the middle heart. Now you can hang it, or give it to someone you love. You could also stuff it with sweet smelling lavender, or sew a little pocket on the back to tuck a love note inside. Hand made Valentines are the best! Your sweetheart will treasure something you took the time to sew yourself.

There are lots more Valentine's motifs in my book, be sure to check it out!
If you prefer a more traditional Valentine's card, try stitching any of them onto paper and make a unique embroidered card with my tutorial here.

xoxo aimee


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