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Fabric Hearts Tutorial

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.

handmade pink fabric hearts in a buffalo check painted jar sitting on a table

Valentine Heart Arrangement

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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 (pattern, fabrics, paint, skewers, hot glue, scissors, thread, paintbrushes, and thread conditioner)

Supplies

Fabric Heart Supplies 

  • Fabric
  • Heart Pattern (I found it here)
  • Fabric scissors
  • Paper scissors
  • Sewing pins
  • Buttons
  • Embroidery floss
  • Thread conditioner
  • Skewers
  • Paint and paintbrush
  • Hot glue (this one is my favorite)
  • Fiberfill 
  • 1/8″ ribbon

💖 I recommend watching the how-to video before you begin this project. 

Heart Pattern

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. 

Fabric Cutting

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.

Cutting out the pinned heart pattern out of bring pink fabric with scissors on a cutting mat

Cut out heart shapes.

 

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. 

Pulling thread through the thread conditioner

Condition thread

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.

cut out hearts with embroidery thread running stitches on a cutting mat

Stitching Heart

I stuff a small amount of fiberfill into the one-inch opening then I continue my running stitch to close the heart. 

Stuffing a fabric heart with fiberfil

Stuff heart

Skewer Stem

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. 

Painting a skewer with white chalk paint on a craft mat

Paint skewer

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. 

Inserting the painted skewer into the heart and gluing in place

Attach skewer

Fabric Heart Decor 

My daughter and I painted jars for fall, and I thought making her a buffalo would be super fun.

fabric hearts attached to skewers and a hand painted buffalo check jar on a craft mat

Floral arrangement supplies

 

Jar filled with pieces of floral foam and the heart with skewers inserted into the floral foam

Floral foam and heart flowers

 

Adding green shredded wood as grass on top of the floral foam in the jar

Shredded wood grass

Valentine’s Day crafts you can make at home that are easy and budget-friendly are my favorite kind of crafts.  

Fabric hearts with buttons and white stitching in a jaritcing

Fabric Hearts with Buttons

 

Buffalo check painted jar with hand-painted wood beads

Buffalo plaid jar

 

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Want More Craft Ideas?

Please join me (with this form) as we craft up some fun. You can look forward to receiving new inspiration every week. 

See you soon,

Kippi

 

 

 

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Jessica

Thursday 17th of February 2022

This is such a fun project Kippi! Thanks for sharing.

Rachel

Friday 11th of February 2022

These are adorable!! What a creative use for extra fabric!!

Kippi

Saturday 12th of February 2022

@Rachel, Thank you so much for your visit today. Happy Crafting, Kippi

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