Feb 16, 2012

Showing the love with stuffed hearts - tutorial

Last week while on Pinterest I repinned this adorable crafty idea that was pinned from Mooreaseal's blog.  Her guest blogger, Katie shared her cute little stuffed hearts that she used to stash around the house for her Dad to find. A little way to show him how much she loved him.

Since Valentine's Day was coming up I wanted to make a bunch of hearts so I could do the same thing for my girls. Well, one daughter as the older one wanted to do it for her boyfriend. :)

Who wouldn't love finding little stuffed hearts that say, I love you! through out their day?
Let's get started..........
Cut two pieces of fabric large enough to fit your desired sized heart on.  Put the the right sides together, fold the square in half and trace the heart. You can use a stencil or just free hand it.  Turn the fabric so the wrong sides are together and stitch the heart together leaving an open for stuffing.

After doing a few hearts I discovered that it was much easier to leave the bottom point of the heart open for stuffing.  If you don't have a sewing machine you could hand stitch your hearts.
If your hearts are small, use a wooden skewer to stuff some batting into your hearts.  If you don't over stuff the hearts you can close off the stuffing hole with your sewing machine.  Or just stitch them closed by hand.  I am far to lazy to stitch my hand so I used my machine.  The beauty of this craft is that they don't have to be perfect.


(**Also, a little up-cycling tip......save old pillows to use as batting for your stuffy projects.)
So here they are........I cut some smaller hearts to applique on to the puffy hearts for added cuteness (do that before you stitch them together). Since they were so small that I didn't use any fusible webbing....just sewed them on. Wham-bam, thank you mam.
Once you have a collection of puffy hearts give one to your sweetie and tell them that the hearts are just a little something to show how much you love them and that they will be finding them here and there through out their day.
I bought Kate this Sock monkey for Valentine's Day and had him sitting in her room holding the first of the hidden hearts.  I hide hearts in her school folder, back pack, lunch, in her make-up bag, by her tooth brush, in her favorite cereal bowl!

When she came home from school she was beaming when she showed me the hearts that she found.  Seeing how much joy it brought her I am definitely going to keep it up during the year.

Now go on and share the love and Happy Crafting my friends.

Oh, and head over to one of the various bloggers hosting Scrappy Happy Me. There are a TON of people linking up with cute ideas.


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16 comments:

angie said...

How cute. You sew too???????? You are killing me.

Deanna said...

what a sweet way to show your love. so cute and thanks for sharing the how-to

Julie Brooks said...

Seriously CUTE! Love this idea =)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

That is SO something I would do with my kids! Absolutely positively! Love, love, love!

Liz {Learning To Juggle} said...

Those are so cute!! And i love that pink Sock Monkey!!

K said...

SO cute! next year... :-)

Leovi said...

I love those hearts. Wonderful.

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Those are so cute!!!!!!!!!!! You have inspired me!

Jaime Lyn at Crafty Scrappy Happy said...

Oh my goodness I love these!!!! SOOOO sooo cute! Thank you so much for linking up and inspiring me!!!
Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

EG Wow said...

What a GREAT idea. I'm so glad Kate loved the idea too. :)

Buckeroomama said...

Oh, what a wonderful idea! I am pretty sure Z would love all these little hearts. I'll have to give these a go. Thanks for sharing!

Patrice said...

I'm in love...

Mallory said...

These are adorable and look so simple. This something my daughter might enjoy next Valentine's Day so I'll have to remember it.

momto8 said...

sew cute!!

Shannon said...

Oh, cute idea! Of course, I'd have to learn how to use a sewing machine...

Seizing My Day said...

Cute! a couple years ago my little girl had a "sew a little love" party to sew "feely hearts" for a local childrens hospital grieving center that a friend of mine runs... anyway... our hearts were turned inside out with no ridge... for the "feely" touch... for looks I love the ridge... anyway... it was fun sewing 150 little hearts! we hope to do it again one day!

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