This heart was inspired by the conversation candy hearts (which I loathe) but I think this one is so simple and sweet.
To make. . . .
Sorry, no pictures, but I doubt you'll need them.
- I first embroidered my message, using two strands of embroidery floss, on a scrap piece of felt.
- When I was finished with the embroidery, I simply cut a heart shape around the message. Of course, you can cut out your heart shape first, but I found that holding a slightly larger piece of felt is easier to handle, especially since these are pretty small.
- Using the heart you just cut out as your pattern, cut out a second heart from scrap felt.
- Now, stitch a pin backing to this heart.
- Next, stitch the two hearts together with whatever stitch you like (I used the blanket stitch above, and on the brooch below, I used my sewing machine.)
- If you want your brooch a little puffy, leave a very small hole for stuffing with polyfil or a cotton ball. Stuff the brooch.
- Stitch the opening closed. VERY easy.
Here's another brooch I made:
Tiny lettering! I didn't draw the lettering or follow a pattern. I just stitched it. . . and I like the hand-written look to it.