Introduction: My DIY Heart on Your Sleeve Pin
Here’s how to create your own quirktastically literal heart on your sleeve pin (with my oh-so-artistic free template).
grab some heart-coloured fabric scrap (I used the remains of a fleece scarf), an embroidery needle & thread in vein-y blue + a bit o’ stuffing
choose your heart size & cut it out then fold the fabric in half & pin on the template
chop out the heart, et voila! A front & back piece. Set aside the back for now & re-pin the template to the front on the right side of the fabric
using the lines of the template as a guide split stitch straight through both paper & fabric to create the veins
when you’re happy with your funky blood vessels gently remove the paper
pop the front on top of the back piece & securely blanket stitch the edges together, stuff & close and your open heart surgery is complete!
stitch on a brooch back or safety pin and give your heart away this Valentine's day or keep it for yourself and wear your heart on your sleeve!