Handmade With Love – Day 6 – Felt Love

Today’s project is going to be done in two parts, part one involves making little hearts out of felt! Now, I’m not the best sewer but I do have some tips that will hopefully help 🙂 Tomorrow we will show you how to display your little hearts in a super fun and cute way!

Supplies:
Felt
Floss or string for sewing
Needle
Disappearing Ink Marker
Our free pattern download
Stuffing
Ribbon for loops for hanging…

You’ll want to start by printing your patterns on cardstock and cutting them out of the cardstock to make stencils. This will allow you to trace them easily on to the felt! We used a “Simplicity” disappearing marker and it worked great, plus it was only 2.99 at the fabric store! That purple ink will be completely gone in 24 hours! You could use a regular marker, but then you’ll have to be sure you cut all the marked parts off or use the back sides.

Another thing to think about – if you plan on stuffing your hearts, you’ll need to cut two of the same heart to stitch together!

Once you have your patterns traced you can either cut the pattern out and then sew or sew around the marked line and then cut (if you do it the second way you’ll have to use a disappearing ink marker – otherwise the line will show!!). Just make sure if you have a two piece pattern that you do it the same way for both pieces!

{Photo above: stitching first, Photo below: cut second}

A couple tips on sewing – Simple stitches look great! Use two needles, one to sew and one to help secure the felt so it doesn’t slide around while stitching!

Stitch the ribbon loop between the felt pieces as your going along

Just as your about to finish up your stitching you can stop and add a little stuffing! This will give it an little extra poof.

For the heart and arrow pattern, first stitch the arrow, then sew the arrow in between the two heart pieces!

Create a two layer heart…
Or just leave the second layer off!

Add buttons and tulle for extra fun!

Make your heart fly by adding wings!

Or, add a banner! You could also make this banner say things like: love you, honey, mom, dad, my love, etc. Use your disappearing ink pen to write the letters and then stitch!

Add some cute scallops!

All of the hearts shown below are included in our FREE pattern download today! They are color coded so you’ll know what pieces go together. If you want to share your creations with us feel free to upload them to our flickr gallery!

{the free download is a pdf file that requires Adobe Acrobat to open. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader you can download it here for free}
I hope you all enjoy the patterns! If you have any questions please post them here and I’ll answer them on Saturday 🙂 And, make sure you check back tomorrow to see part two, how to display the hearts! And, we’ll also be doing our biggest giveaway ever!!
Happy Creating everyone!
XO, Elle

Comments

  1. Those are so cute. I love felt and you made so many cute samples! Love it!

  2. Mandy says

    Love these felt hearts. Can’t wait till tomorrow. Everything has been so cool this week! Thanks Elle!

  3. Joli says

    These are adorable!!!!

  4. Charin says

    I have a weakness for felt 🙂 🙂
    Cute cute things! 🙂

  5. BabeCaddy says

    These are adorable!!! Thanks for all the great inspiration.. I wasn’t really in the Valentine mood, but after all these cute ideas I now can’t wait to be able to give some of these out… Thanks for the download.

  6. Mandy says

    Those are adorable!! And I love anything felt. 🙂

  7. judy in carefree says

    How fun! Thanks for sharing all your great ideas.

  8. This is so totally fun!! Loving seeing your fun projects everyday, thanks so much for posting them!! Gonna try this for sure!

  9. Lyla says

    SOOO CUTE!!

  10. Susi says

    Too Cute-TFS

  11. Nina says

    Thanks!! Those are TOO CUTE!

  12. Anna says

    So cute! Thanks for the patterns!

  13. Sarah says

    omgosh how darling!! I cant wait to try this

  14. Dianna says

    The cuteness is killing me~
    LOVE it*!*

  15. Judith says

    I love these hearts. They would make great scrapbook embellishments as well.

  16. Anonymous says

    All I can say is…flippin’ adorable. Thanks so much for this fun week! 🙂 thetessaroo

  17. Jennifer says

    SO CUTE! I sewed a crapload of hearts last week and this gives me something to do with them! Thanks for this fun week!

  18. Kataroo says

    I love stitching, great no eating way to watch TV LOL.

  19. Amy says

    Extremely adorable! I better load up on felt asap…

  20. Jenn says

    Awesome!! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Cynthia B. says

    I’m so impressed w/ all your craftiness! Thanks for the inspiration – I {heart} Elle’s Studio. 🙂

  22. ropergirl3 says

    I have to say this is my favorite so far!!!

  23. snazzykc says

    These are just the cutest, I’m off to buy some felt…

  24. Rach H says

    so fun + cute!!
    i’m going to give these a go + can’t wait to see part 2!!
    thx for all the great inspo!!

  25. RobinV says

    Thank you so much for all the cute ideas posted this week. I love them all.

  26. Kris says

    Simply adorable! I must try this!!! Thanks for sharing!

  27. gudrun says

    Oh, how cute is this!! Thanks for the patterns! I’m definately going to do something with this. 🙂

  28. Silsine says

    great, they are lovely.

  29. Anonymous says

    thanks so much for the downloads! appreciate it!
    bianca b

  30. Brandie says

    these ideas are so wonderful!!

  31. these are so adorable – thank you for sharing all these inspiring ideas!!!

  32. redmom says

    These are super duper cute!!

  33. Cate says

    Another cute thing to make! Valentine’s Day is going to be so much fun this year!!

  34. TAMI says

    Ok- those are so adorable! LOVE UM!

  35. NanaBeth says

    Just adorable and wonders of wonders-sitting on my coffee table-red, white, cream, and pink felt! Imagine that!

  36. *CPA* Su says

    Ohmygosh I’m SO excited about today’s craft! I actually started cutting out some felt hearts the other day, but wasn’t really sure what I was going to do with them. Now I can’t wait to see how you are going to display them!

  37. Corey says

    well aren’t those the cutest things!

  38. Lisa says

    So adorable! thanks for sharing…love felt! lisa k in tx

  39. Lilith says

    fantastic! I made these little hearts for xmas but in fabric.. and also felt magnets! thanks awesome tutorials here!
    caroline

  40. PamS says

    What a cute idea! Can’t wait to get started on these.

  41. Steph says

    Thanks for the patterns – I can’t wait to get home from work and get to work on felt hearts!

  42. Dena says

    I love the wings on the heart. That is just such a fun and easy project!

  43. mystyle says

    You make my heart pitter-patter with delight over these! Thanks for sharing another free download!

  44. Terri says

    Thanks for the download and for sharing you techniques. These are so cute!!

  45. Peggy says

    These are so cute!!! thanks for the download and great ideas. These will be a fun project.

  46. such a great project!!! I love it, going to have to try these

  47. Tiffani says

    May try this with some children!

  48. What a great idea! I’m dying to make these this weekend 🙂

  49. jen says

    Thank you for sharing these are just way to cute.

  50. nola says

    I love these little hearts the stitching looks cute!

  51. Jennifer says

    love felt! This is awesome!

  52. I am not good at sewing or stitching… but you did a nice job… especially when you added the hearts to the heart tree…. lovely. It was really eye taking… for me anyways.

  53. Tracy says

    I am so not a felt-sewing person but these are CUTE!! CUTE!! CUTE!!

    Love, Tracy G

  54. Mel says

    I love the heart with the arrow and the heart with the scallop! What great ideas. Thanks for the free downloads too.
    melissa
    okc, ok 🙂

  55. Stacey says

    thanks for the pattern! felt ROCKS!

  56. Erica says

    I love these… how do you get the marker off the felt though?

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