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I do a LOT of hand sewing these days.  Since Valentine's day is upon us I decided to get busy on sewing some heart themed hair stuff.
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Step 1: Things you Will Need

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You will need scissors, Loctite indoor safe adhesive, hair clips, thread(color depends on your preference...I use contrasting colors), needles(the thinnest you can safely sew felt with preferred), paper, stuffing, cardboard, seed beads, and lastly...felt.  Now I am NOT a color Nazi....  And by that I mean...  Just because I am using red felt does NOT mean you have too....  Mix it up!  Be your own creative boss...

Step 2: Folding the paper

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First things first.  You have to make a heart, and the best way to do this(and keep it symmetrical)  is by folding a piece of paper in half and cutting it out.  When you are done and have the right size you want then lay it on a piece of cardboard(or other thicker paper material).  Then trace and cut it out.  I am going to throw this out there as well..  Do NOT use the same scissors you use to cut material, felt, and thread to cut paper.  It really does ruin the the sharpness of the blade after awhile.

Step 3: Lay It Down

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Lay the cardboard down on your felt, trace it twice and cut it out.

Step 4: Placing together and getting started....

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The next thing you want to do is lay the sides that have pen on them facing inward so you cannot see the pen marks at all.  Get about 24 inches of string and then get them even and tie the ends together.  You should have double thread at this point.  Decide which side you want to be the top then insert the needle into only ONE heart and make sure the knotted end stays hidden.  Now you take it around and put it thru the back piece and pull it thru the front(making sure to pull it in the middle of the two threads).  Pull it tight, but not too tight.  Now you are ready to add the beads....
jgilbard5 months ago

Cool and pretty too! Idea: Make a slit in the back felt you can slide the back half of the clip in and then than sew that area closed. Sew on the little heart if necessary to neaten. Thank you for sharing this project.

That is really cute! I just love the beading around the edge :)
JosiePosie76 (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Thank you Penolopy!!! I thought it was a cute add on too!
Definitely! I love how they sit so nicely along the edge!
JosiePosie76 (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Me too.... You can gap them.... But I prefer close together beads...
scoochmaroo2 years ago
These are so sweet! I love the beads around the edges.
JosiePosie76 (author)  scoochmaroo2 years ago
Thank ya Scoochmaroo!!! :D. I make little feltie animals the same way as the hearts.... I even have a hello kitty one that I make.
Oh I bet that is so cute!!
JosiePosie76 (author)  scoochmaroo2 years ago
It's super cute!!