I purchased fabric years ago to make my daughter something pretty. She is grown up now, so I decided to craft some fabric hearts for Valentine’s Day with fabrics I purchased for her years ago.
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How to Make Fabric Hearts
You can use fabric scraps, old jeans, felt, or any fabric you like to make these adorable hearts.
I used the heart pattern from her blog post about making yarn-wrapped hearts since it was the perfect size for this project.
Fabric Heart Supplies
- Heart Pattern (I found it here)
- Fabric scissors
- Paper scissors
- Sewing pins
- Embroidery floss
- Thread conditioner
- Paint and paintbrush
- Hot glue (this one is my favorite)
- 1/8″ ribbon
💖 I recommend watching the how-to video before you begin this project.
After I printed out the heart pattern, I used paper scissors and cut them out around the outlines. I recommend making a cardboard pattern if you plan to trace the hearts instead of pinning them to your fabric.
I like to use sewing pins to hold my paper pattern while cutting around the design. If I am not fussy cutting the fabric, I fold my fabric in half and cut two hearts at a time.
In other words, you need two pieces for one heart, and you need to cut out two pieces for one finished heart.
You can use a different fabric for the front and back pieces if you like.
Making fabric heart flowers is the perfect project to use my fabric stash.
Sewing and Stuffing
For the stitching, I used two pieces of embroidery thread that I pulled through the thread conditioner to prevent tangles and knots.
Note: If you plan to add buttons to your heart, I will sew them on the front heart before sewing the heart together.
To begin, I place two hearts with the wrong sides facing. Next, I stitch at the bottom using a running stitch until I have about a one-inch opening left.
I stuff a small amount of fiberfill into the one-inch opening then I continue my running stitch to close the heart.
These super cute hearts can be tucked into a gorgeous handmade fabric envelope with a card for a gift, or you can use them for Valentine’s decorations.
I decided to make some fabric hearts for both uses.
I pushed the skewer from the bottom to the top of the heart between my stitches then I used hot glue to hold the skewer in place.
Fabric Heart Decor
My daughter and I painted jars for fall, and I thought making her a buffalo would be super fun.
Valentine’s Day crafts you can make at home that are easy and budget-friendly are my favorite kind of crafts.
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